Shah Rukh Khan: Filmmakers still don’t offer me cool action films

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In another two weeks, Raees releases. Shah Rukh Khan, who plays the title role, calls it “quite a fulfilling film”, but maintains that the character he plays is very different from who he is in real life. The actor has qualms with filmmakers as they haven’t offered him enough action roles! Check out what he has to say on that, his machoness and working with Rahul Dholakia in Raees.

Macho at heart
There was a time SRK shared how he didn’t want to play Raj (from Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge) because he didn’t want to be the chocolate boy. He reiterates, “I wanted to be a macho man on screen. I always wanted to be an action hero. But it still hasn’t happened. Filmmakers still don’t offer me cool action films. Because of my repertoire, maybe, directors don’t consider me an option. But I am very macho at heart.”

Doing it all
SRK’s next release Raees gives him an opportunity to bring out his action side. He shares, “There are five big action set pieces in the film. We have an entire parkour sequence, we have a very sadak-chhaap fight which is how roadside gunda fight. That sounds funny, but it’s very intense. There’s an entire action sequence while the Laila song is playing which is quite interesting. It’s about a minute-and-a-half long. There’s another cool action scene with the bad guy. It’s more of a gun-wielding fight. There’s one during a rally, so it has a political fight as well. And then there’s obviously the fight during the climax. I got to do almost everything in the film.”

A different meaning
SRK says he and director Rahul Dholakia tried to ensure none of the fight scenes look or feel the same. “Each one has a flavour of its own. We tried to do is give every fight a different meaning, a different touch, so there’s a distinct kind of musical background in every fight, but it’s a fight at the end of it all,” he concludes.

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