Yes, it is none other than Shahrukh Khan who is being talked about here. After doing trend-setting movies such as Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge and Dil Toh Pagal Hai with Yash Raj Films (YRF), the 45-year old is back with them apparently playing the role of a lover boy in an untitled film.
The legendary Yash Chopra will make a return to direction after a span of eight years and the film’s leading lady would be Katrina Kaif, who has joined the unit after completing her shooting schedule for another Yash Raj movie ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ in Cuba alongside her former boyfriend and Bollywood hunk, Salman Khan.
Shahrukh Khan and Katrina Kaif is one pair most of the country will get to watch on-screen this year for the first time ever, since both of them have not been able to work with each other in the past due to the enmity between Salman and Shahrukh which incidentally arose at Katrina’s infamous birthday bash in 2008. The shooting for this yet untitled film has already began in London, with some images showing Shahrukh posing with a guitar as well as seemingly proposing to Katrina already out.
This will be Katrina’s second YRF film which will release in 2012, most likely in the festive season of Diwali. Through this movie Katrina Kaif will continue to give tremendous competition to her biggest rival, Kareena Kapoor. While Kareena has worked with all the three Khans in her career so far, Katrina has added a feather in her cap by working alongside Shahrukh for this movie, after having worked with Salman before and is likely to work with Aamir for another Yash Raj movie ‘Dhoom 3’, for which shooting is yet to start.
But coming back to SRK, he would be a relieved man to finally become employed again and working alongside Katrina, an actress who he has expressed his desire to work with, in the past. He has been in the news lately for the mix of right and the wrong reasons and now that he is busy shooting for an epic romance, his stocks are likely to rise once again later in the year.
The battle between the three Khans – Salman, Shahrukh and Aamir will resume this year as Aamir’s much awaited movie ‘Talaash’ will release in June, with this being his first movie since 3 Idiots in December 2009. Probably in the same month, Salman’s ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ will release and that will be followed by the sequel of his 2010 superhit film ‘Dabangg’, once again during the period of Eid, a festival which has bought him nothing but fortune since the last three years. Whereas, Shahrukh is likely to be pitted against counterparts such as Ajay Devgan and Sunny Deol as well during the Friday of Diwali, which is when this movie is scheduled to release. This is the only movie of his which will release in 2012.
SRK has a joint record of winning the Filmfare Award 8 times alongside his idol and the legendary Dilip Kumar. He would be hoping that his favourite genre, romance should help him in winning that award for the 9th time and proving his stature as the finest actor Bollywood has ever produced.