Shah Rukh Khan’s last release, Zero failed to live up to the expectations of the audience but the actor in an interview said that he is still all for spending great amounts of money on his movies. In an interview with the Deccan Chronicle, the actor compared his movies with his daughter. “I believe every film I do is like my daughter. People spend lavishly on their daughter’s wedding, so why can’t I spend on my film? Let whatever I am doing for my daughter, be nice, and inshallah, the money will follow,” he said.
Shah Rukh believes that experimenting with the film choices makes him the true king of Bollywood. “I have succeeded with things that I never knew would succeed. I also feel that if you really are the king, you should have the choice to make your own choices. A king without choices is not a king at all,’’ he added.
Zero was made on a budget of Rs 200 crore but struggled to make even half that amount at the box office. Directed by Aanand L Rai, the movie also starred Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma in pivotal roles. Shah Rukh Khan will be next seen in the Rakesh Sharma biopic. A report in Mid-Day suggests that he has decided to begin shooting for the film from February itself.
“The project is expensive. In a bid to ensure that the film doesn’t exceed the budget, Kapur (producer Siddharth Roy Kapur) and Khan (Shah Rukh) find it imperative to start shooting by February. Doing so will help them wrap up the main schedule before summer. Given that certain crucial scenes must be filmed outdoors, the duo felt shooting in the bulky costumes would be impossible during those months,” the source told Mid-Day.