Shah Rukh Khan is pretty shaken up by Zero's failure says Saare Jahaan Se Achha writer on actor's exit

Saare Jahaan Se Achha writer Anjum Rajabali revealed why Shah Rukh Khan walked out of Rakesh Sharma's biopic.
Shah Rukh Khan is pretty shaken up by Zero's failure says Saare Jahaan Se Achha writer on actor's exitShah Rukh Khan is pretty shaken up by Zero's failure says Saare Jahaan Se Achha writer on actor's exit
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Shah Rukh Khan was last seen in the film Zero. Directed by Aanand L Rai, the film also starred Anushka Sharma and Katrina Kaif in the lead roles. SRK had given almost 2 years to work on Zero and had a lot of expectations from the film. However, the film failed to impress the audiences and didn't perform well at the box office. 

Post Zero, Khan was supposed to start shooting for Rakesh Sharma's biopic titled as Saare Jahaan Se Achha. However, SRK walked out of the film. There were rumours that since SRK's character Bauua Singh in Zero goes to Mars in the climax, Khan was not ready to do a film which also has a space angle. Well, that's actually true. As reported by PTI, at a film's festival, Saare Jahaan Se Achha writer Anjum Rajabali revealed that Zero's failure is the reason why SRK opted out of Sharma's biopic. 

Anjum said, "If you're asking me, there was a problem with the script (of Zero). Himanshu (Sharma, the writer) is a very talented person but things go wrong sometimes."

The writer added, "I don't think he said no to Saare Jahan Se Achcha because of the space (angle). I think he's also pretty shaken up, he was banking a lot on that."

"This whole practice and culture of postmortem, of analysing what went wrong hasn't really caught on. What happens then is, there are knee-jerk reactions rather than responses even from the makers," stated the writer.

Anjum further added, "Oh, it (the failure) could be because of the space and hence we put two into two together. Oh it's because the time wasn't right, nobody wants to see a star in a disabled person's role.' It could also well be that there was a problem with the DNA of the script."

The writer concluded that most of the times if the script goes wrong, the film doesn't connect with the audiences even if the idea is good, the director is talented and stars are attractive.

SRK was later replaced by Vicky Kaushal to play the lead role in Saare Jahaan Se Achha.


shahrukh khan was horrible in the movie more than anything else.
His character was not interesting at all. i felt sorry for him.

Zip it!

Zero would have fared better if Anushka and Katrina were not cast in the film. Shraddha Kapoor and Bhumi Pednekar would have suited the roles better.

karma his zero failed and PC's song is no 1 lol

SRK should get someone to help him review scripts. He should have done this years ago. The younger generation of actors are walking away with all the prime roles. SRK is stuck in the past. I beginning to feel sorry for him. If he makes right choices, he can still have thriving career because so many people love him.

I love SRK but do NOT want to see him as a disabled person or person from another planet. All movies where he acted in off beat roles - Ra1, my name is khan, the movie with Karan Johar where he limped, zero, have failed. He needs to do real life characters. Loved him in Dear Zindagi

i think SRK now needs to do roles for seniors and accept his age, I think Vicky Kaushal is perfect for doing the Saare Jahan----

I have a feeling that the script for zero must have been good due to Anand L Rai being involved. But SRK tampered with it and definitely made it what it turned out to be. Also the casting of Anushka and Katrina was a big misstep for this film.

Katrin a was fine. Anushka was horrible

Shahrukh is done and over with. He better come to terms with it. Take a break of few years like Amitabh and come back to play roles suitable for seniors.

It wasnt his fault. The actress were terrribel.. Anushka in this disabled role and Katrina as an Alcoholic kind .. SRK sir was brilliant in zero just like he was in fan

Umm..what do you want him to do dude? He has an entire legacy to protect and the space thing DID alienate ppl. It's every artist's right to back out if they're not fully convinced.

I think atm doesn't want to do this movie bc zero flopped badly and bc aamir is the one who suggested that srk should do it...if this movie becomes hit everyone will praise aamir and give him the credit...they acts like friends but they are not...

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