Shah Rukh Khan is one busy man who has been hustling hard to finish the post-production work on his upcoming film, Aanand L Rai directorial, Zero. In the film, SRK will be essaying the role of a vertically challenged man. In the past few years, Shah Rukh Khan has been unable to create his magic at the box office. With Dilwale, Fan and Jab Harry Met Sejal, the actor has had no luck when it came to numbers. With Zero, he has only one week to create that magic at the box office as Rohit Shetty‘s Simmba starring Ranveer Singh is releasing the very next week on December 28.
Speaking exclusively to Bollywood Hungama, a fan asked a question to Aanand L Rai about Rs 350 crore expectations from Zero. But, the question also stated whether he is worried that Simmba might affect Zero at the box office. To this, Aanand L Rai responded, “If I have made a good film, then Rs 350 crore is the expectation. And again, numbers are very important. Right now, I am in a zone where I think that I have a very good film. I only have one word to say that I had fun making this film and you should have fun while watching it. And if the fun matches the box office numbers that the audience is expecting then it has matched.”
Even with one proper week at the box office, Aanand L Rai feels a film will work no matter what happens. “I personally feel that films like Stree, Baahubali or in my case Tanu Weds Manu could release at any time, it will do its business. But, in this case, the only difference is that not because of holiday and not because of it’s a hugely invested and financially heavy film so it needs a certain window, just leave it apart. In its flavor and in its mood, I knew it’s a Christmas film. It’s a happy film; it required a certain atmosphere for my audience also. In 2016 I said this, there are several holidays but it’s about the mood. This film is for Christmas.”