Shah Rukh Khan, who just turned 52, is done with semi-experimental cinema. The last year saw him veer away from his regular image to play a shrink in Dear Zindagi, a movie dominated by Alia Bhatt. He then played a real-life hooch seller in Raees, his own fan in Fan, and a wry tourist guide in Jab Harry Met Sejal.
None of these movies have yielded any desired results. Underwhelmed by the experience, SRK has decided to return to mainstream cinema in a big way. He has confessed to close friends, that he is done with unconventional roles. With such roles behind him, Shah Rukh is back in his comfort zone, and has said yes to new projects with his old friends Farah Khan and Karan Johar. But the question is — which project will he take on first?
A source close to the development says, “Both Farah and Karan are ready with their scripts. It’s now up to SRK to decide whom he gives priority dates to, in 2018. Both the films feature him in romantic roles of the kind that have made him what he is.” A filmmaker, who has worked with SRK before, says that the superstar is done with playing what he’s not. “He’s not saying no to unconventional films. But after Aanand L. Rai’s film, where he plays a dwarf, you won’t see Shah Rukh doing something out of the box for a long time,” the filmmaker explains.