Superstar Shah Rukh Khan says he has learnt a lot from Bollywood actor Manoj Bajpayee and hopes his upcoming film “Traffic” becomes a hit.
Directed by late Rajesh Pillai, “Traffic” is a remake of a 2011 Malayalam film of the same name which features Bajpayee as a traffic police constable.
The “Chennai Express” actor met Bajpayee in the midst of promotions of “Traffic” as the duo were in the same studio.
“I have learnt so much from Manoj Bajpayee, I felt the proudest when his last film became a hit. I wish ‘Traffic’ goes on to become a big hit too. I wish all the luck to him on this one,” the 50-year-old actor said in a statement.
Meanwhile, the “Traffic” team will also hold a special screening for superstar Salman Khan.
The drama-thriller is inspired from an actual event that happened in Chennai where a doctor couple donated organs of their 15-year-old son who died in a road accident.
The young boy’s heart was transported to another hospital for a girl who required heart transplant. The journey, which would’ve taken close to 45-min with traffic, was completed in 11-min as the police cleared the way and gave green signal for the ambulance to pass.
“Traffic”, also starring Jimmy Shergill, Prosenjit Chatterjee, Parambrata Chatterjee, Divya Dutta and Amol Parashar, is scheduled to release on May 6.