Shahrukh Khan’s double whammy
Shahrukh the king Khan has been missing from the action in tinsel town for quiet some time now. But all die-hard fans of the actor definitely have a treat in store. This year the actor will be seen in two highly anticipated films. Shahrukh will be seen in Farhan Akhtar’s remake of Don-The Chase Begins Again and Karan Johar’s Kabhie Alvida Na Kehna (KANK). While in Kank Shahrukh will play a man who is embittered by his slight physical impediment, in Don he will enact a double role. Now that’s what we call coming back into the limelight in style.
Don is the remake of the 70’s blockbuster of the same title, the earlier version starred Amitabh Bachchan and his role in the film was immensely appreciated. In Don, Shahrukh will play gangster Don in the first half and in the second half he will play a look-alike of the Don known as Vijay. Shahrukh will also lend his vocals for the song which has been retained from the earlier version and worked upon in the remake, ‘Khaike Paan Banaras Walla’. Amitabh sang the song in the original and the song went on to become extremely popular and catchy. However Shahrukh will only be singing the first few opening lines and a few lines in the middle of the song. Udit Narayan will be singing the main part of the song.
Music Composers Shankhar, Ehsaan and Loy have changed the song a bit and incorporated a today’s feel but at the same time they have maintained the earlier essence of the song. However this is not the first time that Shahrukh will be lending his vocals for a song, earlier he sang for the song ‘Apun Bola’ from Josh. Shahrukh has also been seen in a double role in two of his previous films Duplicate and more recently Paheli. Shahrukh has earlier acted in the remake of Devdas and now he has just finished the remake of Don. Just when one thinks that Shahrukh has had his share of working in remakes, sources claim that he is soon to work on another remake. Shahrukh Khan apparently loves old bollywood classics.
It is being said that Shahrukh Khan will soon act in a remake of the popular film Karz which starred Rishi Kapoor. According to sources choreographer and filmmaker Farah Khan wants Shahrukh to star in her film titled ‘Om Shanti Om’. Sources claim that Shahrukh will once again play a double role in this film too. Sources claim “Shahrukh will play the role of Om and Deepika Padukone will play the role of Shanti. After his death in the film when Shahrukh returns as a singer he will again play the role of Om.” The title of Farah’s film has been inspired from the hit song Om Shanti Om from Karz itself. The film will be a musical, Shahrukh will play Rishi Kapoor and Raj Kiran’s role, Deepika will play Tina Munim’s role and an actress who is being considered to play Simi Garewal’s role is Sushmita Sen.
While Shahrukh has confirmed that he will be working in Farah Khan’s Om Shanti Om, Farah Khan refuses to give any details on the film and says ‘I cannot confirm anything except for the fact that Shahrukh will be in my film.” Farah Khan was earlier supposed to do a film titled Happy New Year but that project has been temporarily abandoned. Shahrukh is quite keen to do this role as he has never attempted a film with the subject of reincarnation. This is definitely a treat for Shahrukh lovers as they will get to see him doing a double role in not one, but two films. Well perhaps Shahrukh is just trying to make up for taking such a long break from bollywood. Recently there was a completion party , Kabhie Alvida Na Kehna will release on 11 August and Don-The Chase Begins Again is slated to release on 20 October.