Shah Rukh Khan who was last seen in Zero also made a cameo in Kabir Khan’s Tubelight. But now Kabir has revealed that he was on the verge of doing a fully-fledged film with Shah Rukh Khan. He revealed this while promoting his Amazon Prime Video’s The Forgotten Army.
Kabir revealed to a leading wire agency, “Shah Rukh has very graciously given the voiceover. The series is based on a true story, so there is an introduction of a few minutes before every episode along with real footage, where he has lent his voice. I talked about it with Shah Rukh earlier as well, when this was a film script. Back then, I wanted Shah Rukh to do the film. We even had a few meetings but we couldn’t take it forward.”
He also revealed that Shah Rukh Khan didn’t charge a penny to lend his voice for his web series. He added, “When I was making this series, I thought I should ask Shah Rukh (to be the narrator) because Shah Rukh’s father had involvement with this army. His father knew General Shahnawaz Khan, who was an important part of INA. So, I knew he (Shah Rukh Khan) has sympathy and attachment with Azad Hind Fauj and I called him up.
He concluded by saying, “It’s not an easy task to ask a superstar for a voiceover but Shah Rukh instantly agreed to do it. Usually, when you discuss a film with Shah Rukh, it’s a long process, but in this case, Shah Rukh literally did the voiceover for us on the second day. I don’t know whether he would like me to reveal this, but he didn’t take a fee from us. I think the kind of attachment he has with Azad Hind Fauj reflects in his act.”