According to latest reports, superstar Shah Rukh Khan is joining forces with celebrated filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali for a romantic film set against a period setting. Their last offering was Devdas which released in 2002. Khan might start shooting for this new project right after completing his upcoming film Zero.
A source reveals, “Not many know that Shah Rukh and Bhansali have been in talks for long. During a recent meeting, the director narrated his script to him. It is a fictional love story with a period setting. While Shah Rukh has given his nod in principle, the project is facing a roadblock by way of its female lead. Though the names of a few leading ladies are being thrown around, Bhansali is yet to zero in on an actress.”
Interestingly, SRK was set to start another film, Salute, after wrapping up Zero. Based on the life of the first Indian astronaut to go to space Rakesh Sharma, the project was to be helmed by Mahesh Mathai. But if SRK has decided to shoot for the Sanjay Leela Bhansali directorial first, the Rakesh Sharma biopic will be delayed once again. Earlier, Mr Perfectionist Aamir Khan was expected to headline the movie, but he opted out due to some creative differences with the makers.
Meanwhile, Shah Rukh Khan’s Zero, also starring Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma in lead roles, is slated to enter cinemas on 21st December 2018.