Shah Rukh Khan for the first time in his acting career will be seen in a rather unconventional role of a dwarf in filmmaker Aanand L Rai's untitled next. The film continues to make headlines not only for the unusual character Shah Rukh is set to play but also over speculations around the leading lady of the film.
It was earlier reported that Deepika Padukone and Katrina Kaif are in talks with Aanand L Rai for the leading ladies of the film. Rumour mills went abuzz with the reports of Deepika opting out and Aanand L Rai signing on actress Alia Bhatt to play the part.
However, a leading daily now reports that Alia too has opted out of the film and that too in a rather interesting way. Alia didn't wish to rub Shah Rukh the wrong way by just walking away even more since Shah Rukh agreed to play a supporting character in 'Dear Zindagi'.
The daily further reports that Alia approached mentor Karan Johar to step into the situation and help. He advised she go along with her manager Reshma Shetty and meet Shah Rukh with her entire calendar. She presented her calendar to the actor and asked him chose dates that suited him the best or else allow her to opt out of the film.
Shah Rukh was rather glad that she made it a point to approach the actor and state her concerns. Credits: Deccan Chronicle