Srk is facing a low phase in his career, following the underwhelming performance of his recent movies. Particularly hard-hitting is the failure of his latest movie, Jab Harry Met Sejal that could not even gross Rs 70 crore at the domestic box office. While his Raees is still the biggest Bollywood hit of the year, its BO collections (Rs 137 crore) are quite less considering the hype of being an SRK movie and its genre. So is Shah Rukh Khan losing his touch with his fanbase? Will it affect his upcoming movie with Aanand L Rai, where he plays a dwarf?
However, the director is quite confident about his movie and he is sure that it will regain SRK his former popularity and box office glory. Speaking to Mid-Day, Aanand L Raisaid, “With our film, I know I will rectify his relationship with the audience. I can sense what people are seeking. I will be honest to my craft and will work hard for my audience. I won’t let the reactions to his last films cloud my head right now. I am here to deliver and I will do a damn good job of it. Right now, we are having fun at work and I won’t let anything change that.”
He also talked about whether he is under any pressure following the debacle of Jab Harry Met Sejal. He revealed, “I filter it (pressure) out, and replace it with excitement. We are aware that his films haven’t worked. It’s there in front of us, we can’t deny that. Box-office collections don’t affect him as much. Bank account deposits are the last thing on his mind. What affects him is that he might be losing the love of people.”
He also revealed about SRK’s state of mind following the recent performances of his movies, saying, “Khan saab is a believer, an eternal optimist. He believes in people. Over the years, he trusted many filmmakers and got great returns. And then there are times when you don’t get the expected returns. Such is life! He can’t be blamed for the choices he made because they are straight out of his heart. He isn’t a man of mathematics, he doesn’t think about numbers. He is a pure soul, who will put his trust again on a great project and win his audience back.”
Let’s hope Aanand L Rai’s confidence works for the movie.