EXCLUSIVE: Brahmastra director Ayan Mukerji reveals what it is like to direct the Pathaan star Shah Rukh Khan
Responding to the query of what it is like to direct Shah Rukh Khan, Ayan added, “You know, we all have like certain actors, stars, and personalities in our life that we are very attached to. Shah Rukh Khan was like, my whole life like as a teenager I was. It was like Shah Rukh Khan from number one to number 100. When I became an assistant director, I chased films that Shah Rukh Khan was a part of. So, I'm a huge Shahrukh Khan fan and have been touched by his, like magnetism in a very deep way, you know? And it was a huge moment for me, when somehow, you know, the dots connected and when we went to him to say, will you do this special appearance? He agreed to say, Yes, I was super nervous directing him more than anybody else. Because like, almost like when you idolise someone too much, it can almost become hard to work with them. Because you feel like you're how will I direct him, he's a master. But he is a very, very, very, very kind and generous and extremely intelligent human beings. So I think he could understand my personality in two minutes, and still found a way to sort of work around it.”
Further talking about the gratitude he has for Shah Rukh Khan doing a cameo in Brahmastra, Ayan continued, “When I see Shah Rukh sir now I sometimes feel like you know, I said this, I think in some other interview also that I feel like I can't really look him in the eye, because I feel such a sense of gratitude for the fact that he just agreed to come in and do a sequence for Brahmastra and just help us honestly. It was just a very, very large-hearted thing to do. And I respect and love him and I'm eternally grateful for”.
Back on the work front, Shah Rukh Khan will be seen in Pathaan followed by the Atlee directorial Jawaan.
Also Read: Director Ayan Mukerji explains his vision behind Brahmāstra: Part One–Shiva; says, “It is rooted in our Ancient Indian history and culture”
Catch us for latest Bollywood News, New Bollywood Movies update, Box office collection,New Movies Release, Bollywood News Hindi, Entertainment News, Bollywood News Today & upcoming movies 2022 and stay updated with latest hindi movies only on Bollywood Hungama.