Hmmm... What's with the obsession with playing 17 year old?
Ranbir Kapoor is playing a 17 year old in Jagga Jasoos. Shah Rukh is now will be playing a 17 year old in Fan.
- When they hyped about 'vfx' being the reason, now it's understandable.
- What they didn't tell the media is, they didn't want to have 2 films in the same year with their leading guy playing 17 year old on the screen. There was no way of releasing FAN for Christmas with Jagga Jasoos scheduled for November release. Fan makers would've failed to capitalize on this 17 year old character.
Now they'll get to use this 17 year old as the trump card in promoting the film. And why they're saying it's offbeat, well I strongly sense that this 17 year old character will have a meatier role & screen space than Srk the superstar.
And for the ones wondering why August date was postponed?
Salman Khan already has casted Nazeem Khan who is his lookalike to play the younger version of Salman Khan in the film Bajrangi Bhaijaan. So we'll have 1 character played by both Salman Khan & Nazeem Khan where Salman will play the older matured guy. FAN makers thought their USP mark of having 2 characters who look like each other, with one being the superstar & another one being the younger lookalike of the superstar, releasing in August would've lowered the impact due to the July release of Salman Khan's Bajrangi Bhaijaan as this one is for a larget audience not limiting itself as an offbeat cinema or to say almost an offbeat concept told in a commercial way.
YRF as well as Shah Rukh are an intelligent businessmen for a reason. Hope Srkians now understand why the change of release date felt so important for the makers.