King Khan to play Awadh King

King Khan will again be seen in a historical character. After essaying the role of emperor Asoka in his film, 'Asoka’, Shahrukh Khan has been approached to play Awadh king. Paris-based Indian filmmaker Vijay Singh is keen to make the film with Shahrukh Khan and according to reports; King Khan has already given his nod to play the role. It is a love story between Nawab of Awadh Naseeruddin Haidar and a British girl.

In an interview, Vijay Singh said, “I had a meeting with Shahrukh regarding this film and he liked the script. So, I am going to approach him to essay the role of Nawab, who was the ruler of Awadh from 1826-36. The Nawab was fond of a British girl but their love was not in favor of the opium traders at that time.”

Director Vijay Singh, the man behind ‘One Dollar Curry’ and ‘Jaya Ganga’  feels Shahrukh Khan the right choice for the role of Awadh king.