SRK has special mention in Arjun Kapoor-starrer 'India’s Most Wanted'; details inside

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The Rajkumar Gupta directorial has a connection with Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan.

Arjun Kapoor and Shah Rukh Khan.

Mumbai: Arjun Kapoor as the resilient intelligence officer in 'India’s Most Wanted' is something fans are eager to watch. Acclaimed director Rajkumar Gupta has called the shots for Arjun’s commanding cop role and we are expecting to be enthralled with a gripping narrative. However, there is one more reason to look forward to this film. India’s Most Wanted has a connection with Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan.

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Shah Rukh has been attributed with a special thanks in the film’s credit roll. “India’s Most Wanted is inspired from real-life incidents of a terrorist who was known as India’s Osama. The makers of the film were aware that the same miscreant had troubled Shah Rukh Khan with threats during his initial days in Bollywood and his stay in Mumbai. Hence, Rajkumar Gupta and Arjun Kapoor approached SRK to include his storyline in India’s Most Wanted, to which the actor positively agreed. Shah Rukh has been duly credited for allowing his story to be featured in the film.

India’s Most Wanted will apparently trace a troubled actor’s plot, inspired from the events which SRK faced in real life. The makers of India’s Most Wanted have maintained a secrecy over the terrorist who inspired the movie. Speculations were rife that the film is based on Indian Mujahideen militant group’s founder Yasin Bhatkal. However director Gupta refused to name the villain and had said, “I want to say it is inspired by a true event. Who is the terrorist, who have we based the story can decide when you go and watch the film in the theatre. All I want to say is that it is based on a true event and it was a watershed moment of Indian intelligence department where a terrorist was captured without using a single bullet. But you have to watch the film to know the details.”

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Arjun as intelligence officer Prabhat will lead a four-member team to hunt the deadly terrorist. Speaking about the preparations for his role, Arjun says, "We, obviously for security reasons, could not meet the actual officers. But we met certain officers who gave us certain insights into the behavioral patterns, the way they carried out the investigation.”

The film is slated to release on May 24.