New Delhi: Originally hailing from Delhi, Shah Rukh Khan always harboured a wish to play the city boy on screen and the superstar says he is happy that after 25 years of his career he got his desire fulfilled through 'Fan'.
The Maneesh Sharma-directed movie will see Shah Rukh in double roles, one as a superstar and other his lookalike fan Gaurav, a Delhi boy.
'Fan' has been majorly shot in the capital. "I have known Maneesh for years now. I always wanted to play a Delhi boy in a film but I didn't get the chance. Over the years I saw a lot of actors playing Dilli ka munda and I used to envious of them. I would like to thank Maneesh for bringing me back to my roots," Shah Rukh told reporters here at the press conference held post launch of a song from 'Fan'.
The 50-year-old actor said that having lived for more than two decades in Mumbai, he got out of touch of his "Dillliness", which came back after shooting for 'Fan'.
"The irony is I have lived for so long in Mumbai that I forgot some 'Dilliness' (meaning typical Delhi-people mannerisms)," he said. Shah Rukh was also presented with his graduation degree, at the event.
"Maneesh is also from Delhi. So we started our promotions also from Hansraj where we both studied. I got my degree too so I am an official graduate. Maneesh hasn't, so maybe they don't know if he passed or failed," the star joked.
The actor-director launched the song 'Jabra Fan' at Hansraj college, Delhi University today.
Produced by YRF, 'Fan' arrives in theatres on April 15.