Imtiaz Ali's film with me not a young, upbeat love story: Shah Rukh Khan

King Khan will start shooting for the film by the end of August.

PTI| Last Updated: Jul 07, 2016, 20:52 PM IST
Imtiaz Ali's film with me not a young, upbeat love story: Shah Rukh Khan

Mumbai: Superstar Shah Rukh Khan today teased details about his upcoming collaboration with director Imtiaz Ali, saying the film is "not a young and upbeat love story".

"He (Imtiaz Ali) said one day I want to do a film with you. I told him I am in happy zone, so want to do a happy film. He has a different language of love. It's a love story, but keeping my age in mind, it's not a young upbeat love story. He has a nice take," Shah Rukh told reporters here during a special Eid press conference.

In the film, the 50-year-old actor will be seen romancing Anushka Sharma. It will be their second film outing after 2008 romantic drama "Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi".

When asked him if he would now play roles closer to his age, SRK said, "I played a 26-year-old in 'Fan'. It depends on the role. I should play age as a character. I should think I am 26 year old and not believe I am 26 year old. I look 26, feel 26 and I am sexy as 26, but I should play as a character."

Shah Rukh said he has known Imtiaz for quite sometime now.

"I liked his debut film 'Socha Na Tha'. He has narrated me his stories 'Love Aaj Kal', 'Rockstar'. I liked 'Jab We Met' and 'Highway'. He has always discussed his films with me as a friend and as a creative person," the "Fan" star said.

King Khan will start shooting for the film by the end of August.

"After this, I will do Anand L Rai's film in November. Its casting has not been finalised yet. I have been discussing a film with Aditya Chopra since a year. It's a different film. There are people with whom I am discussing films. They are good directors," he said.