Shah Rukh set to play professor in Karan Johar’s next

Updated: Jan 27, 2011, 12:19 PM IST

Spicezee Bureau

Mumbai: Speculations were rife that Karan Johar’s next will be shot without his favorite star Shah Rukh Khan. However it now seems that the news was nothing but a mere rumour. If the latest reports are any indication, then Shah Rukh Khan will play a significant role in Karan Johar’s next film.

Earlier it was reported that SRK was just to play a cameo in the film ‘Student of the Year’, being directed by KJo who is launching Mahesh Bhatt’s daughter Aalia along with David Dhawan’s son Varun.

However, Karan ramped up old friend Khan’s performance from a cameo to a much bigger role, most likely of a professor.

Speaking to a daily, a source said, “Rumours about SRK acting in KJo`s next had been doing the rounds but Karan`s constant silence about the film started giving people the impression that SRK was only planning to produce the film.”

“But actually, both SRK and Karan are co-producing the film, which will launch newcomers Varun Dhawan , Siddarth Malhotra and Aaliya Bhatt. SRK will play the role of one of the professors in the college. The role will not be limited to a cameo; it will be full-fledged one,” the source said.

KJo is said to have taken a month-long break to travel abroad, where he would be finishing the script and flesh out SRK’s character for the film.