If only Shah Rukh Khan’s fans knew, they might have made a larger beeline for his film. Paheli will be SRK’s last release for at least one whole year. “Unless someone quickly launches a film with me and completes it in the next four months that I’ve kept aside,” guffaws the Khan.
He starts work on his next three films-- Karan Johar’s Kabhi Alvidaa Na Kehna, Farah Khan’s Happy New Year and Farhan Akhtar’s Don after four months. “And that’s my quote for next year…three films is all I’ll do. For now, I’m unemployed.”
If you think Bollywood’s stars are a greedy lot who grab every offer that comes their way, then you are out of touch.
The Govinda prototype (grab while the going is good) is out. Most of the topnotch stars like to work selectively and on one project at a time.
“It’s the only way to work. One reason why the film industry had become so disorganized is because we stars were signing more films than we could handle. Too little is definitely better than too much. An excessive workload isn’t good either for the stars or the industry,” opines Akshay.
Even as he is wrapping up Raj Kumar Santoshi’s Family, Akshay goes into his next film, Sajid Nadiadwala’s Jaan-e-Man this month, to be followed by Raj Kanwar’s next.