CONFIRMED: This Is The Title Of Shah Rukh Khan's Next With Aanand L Rai
Aanand L Rai’s dwarf film with Shah Rukh Khan has been in the news for a long time now. However, the name of the movie had not been announced and was only referred as the dwarf film until now. Ever since the director announced the film, there were a lot of speculations about its title.
People gave names such as Rangbaaz, Aadha Insaan Poora Pyaar, Meri Jaan and Pyaar Ki Baahon Mein to the movie. But, now putting an end to all speculations, sources have said that the film is titled is Batlaa, which means dwarf. However, no official confirmation regarding the title has been made yet.
A source close to the film told PinkVilla, “The film will see Shah Rukh playing the role of a dwarf and as he plays a pint-sized character, people have been calling it a dwarf film, a word disliked by Rai, who feels that it’s more than just a dwarf film. He feels the story is greater than a character. The filmmaker has always told people that more than a dwarf, the story revolves around the story of a short man. Shah Rukh also plays a man of normal height hence calling the film which didn’t convey the actual meaning didn’t make sense. That is why after much deliberation the creative team and Rai, after consulting with SRK, decided to title his film Batlaa, which means a man of Lilliputian-size. Batlaa conveys the story and is slightly light-hearted too, so people don’t think it’s a very serious film. The first schedule of the film is over with Shah Rukh and Anushka and Katrina will begin her schedule from next month in Mumbai.”
The film will see SRK playing the role of a dwarf for the first time in his career. Recently, in an interview Aanand had said that though many people are referring the movie as a ‘dwarf film’ but it is more than it as it explores the life of men and women. The movie will reunite SRK with his Jab Tak Hai Jaan co-stars Anushka Shetty and Katrina Kaif.
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