Shahrukh Khan being pursued by Bengali Cinema
By Sajad - Wed May 02, 3:13 pm
Shahrukh Khan’s liaisons with West Bengal began when he bid for the Kolkata team at the IPL auction and made it his own. He has since then been part of the topics discussed during Bengalis’ favourite recreational activity, adda (a local discussion group).
After creating a special spot for himself in the heart of each Bengali cricket lover, Shah Rukh Khan is set to rule their cinema screens as well. Yes, if all goes well, then we’ll soon get to see SRK speaking hardcore Bengali, as the actor has been receiving quite a lot of film offers from Kolkata.
Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury has already shot three ad films for Rose Valley Group’s resorts around Bengal with the Shahrukh Khan. In a recent interview Chowdhury said, “We discussed the script a week in advance and then shot with Shah Rukh in Mumbai on April 20. While the ads were co-directed by Dibyendu Bose, capturing the man in action was Setu’s (of Kahaani fame) camera.” There is still some time before the advertisements are aired, but the buzz is that it is in the same league as Amitabh Bachchan’s Gujarat Tourism ads.
According to reports, Shahrukh Khan, who’s also the brand ambassador of the Parag (Kolkata) Filmcity, is in talks with various Bengali filmmakers to star in their productions.
Though Shahrukh hasn’t officially agreed to do any of the films which have been offered to him, he is certainly toying with the idea of signing the dotted line.