Shah Rukh Khan's 'Fan' and 'The Jungle Book' will make it fab Friday in the US

Two big movies come to theaters worldwide this weekend - Shah Rukh Khan's 'Fan' and 'The Jungle Book'. Get a quick fix of what's in store on Firstpost's Facebook Live video. The Jungle Book has already had a thumping opening in India and stars Indian American Neel Sethi in the lead role of 'Mowgli'.

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan says his upcoming film 'Fan' and Hollywood filmmaker Robert De Niro's 'The Fan' are entirely different films. There were speculations online about there being similarities between the YRF thriller and the 1996 American movie when the trailer of SRK's movie first came out.

Screengrab from Fan trailer. YouTube

Screengrab from Fan trailer. YouTube

While Shah Rukh's movie is about a Bollywood superstar and his lookalike obsessed fan, 'The Fan' follows the story of a guy, who stalks his favourite Basketball player. Speaking to The Indian Express, Shah Rukh Khan says he wishes he was as young as Gaurav in the movie and the crazier his fans are, the better.

Shah Rukh said he was the one who told director Maneesh Sharma to watch 'The Fan' as a reference while they were working on the movie. "It (The Fan) is an extremely different film. I saw the film when I was young. In fact, I saw another film too and read some books... As a matter of fact, I told Maneesh we should watch it just as a reference. But there is no similarity. It doesn't come close to our film," Shah Rukh told reporters here while promoting the movie.

Maneesh said that people might find the trailer of 'Fan' and the Hollywood movie similar but their thinking will change after watching the film. He blamed the speculation to a perception about him that he only makes remakes of Hollywood films.

"There are similarities and I don't want to sound defensive. Title is already similar so people can think like that. But with my every film, people think I am only making remakes. When 'Band Baja Baarat' was coming, people thought I was remaking 'Wedding Planners', during 'Shuddh Desi Romance', they said it is 'No Strings Attached' remake. So, I think people just pick on one thing and think like
that... The film will speak for itself. Apart from the title, there is no similarity. There is no double role in Robert De Niro's film. Once people watch our film they will know," he said.

'Fan' will hit theatres this Friday, April 15.

With PTI

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Updated Date: Apr 15, 2016 09:24:57 IST

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