So it’s going to be titled Zero. Aanand L Rai’s film with Shah Rukh Khan playing a vertically challenged man is seen having the time of his life in the teaser. He dances to the tune of Affoo khudaya, the hit Mohammed Rafi song from the 1965 musical Jab Jab Phool Khile.
This is Shah Rukh Khan’s tribute to the boyish charms of Shashi Kapoor who swept across the screen dancing to the first flush of love in the song. This was among Shashi Kapoor’s most favourite songs he had ever filmed on screen. And it is with reason that Shah Rukh is seen dancing and singing to this Shashi Kapoor number, and no other.
Jab Jab Phool Khile is one of Aanand Rai’s favourite films. And he convinced Shah Rukh to go with this song and no other for the teaser. So what does the teaser of Zero say about the film? Well, he is playing a happy dwarf, not the least self-conscious of his rather brief tallness. Apparently, Shah Rukh Khan in Aanand Rai’s film is inspired by the character of the dwarf Tyrion Lannister played by Peter Dinklage who shot to fame in The Game Of Thrones.
The source of Shah Rukh’s character in Aanand Rai’s film is definitely Tyrion Lannister in The Game Of Thrones who is happy and always celebrating his life in spite of his height. Shah Rukh will play a happy dwarf who brings families together.
The special effects generating SRK’s vertical brevity are outstanding. If this is the quality of CGs that our cinema succeeds in bringing to the screen in 2018 then we don’t need to fear the Hollywood super-heroes.
Apna 4 foot nothing hero hi qafi hai.