Shah Rukh Khan continues to explore new avenues through his roles. After playing his own fan in Fan and a real-life bootlegger in his next release, he dives right into the role of a tourist guide in Imtiaz Ali’s next untitled film.
According to a well-informed source the role is directly inspired by Dev Anand’s legendary turn as tourist guide in Vijay Anand’s Guide. “Shah Rukh plays a tourist guide. Like Devsaab in Vijay Anand’s film, there are many twists and turns in the Shah Rukh’s character graph. He has a moral epiphany that changes his life and that of others he encounters,” says the source.
It looks like Shah Rukh is determined to bend the rules as far as possible even if it means forfeiting his regular blockbuster level of success.