Vishal Bhardwaj, in a rather interesting note, talked about working with actor Shah Rukh Khan. The filmmaker, who is awaiting the release of his upcoming Netflix film ‘Khufiya’ starring Tabu and Ali Fazal, says he is looking forward to working with him on a feature film as well. Vishal, whose latest web series ‘Charlie Chopra & The Mystery of the Solang Valley’ released on SonyLIV on September 26, said that he and SRK have been trying to work with each other for a long time.
Vishal Bhardwaj told News18, "At one point, we came very close to doing a film. It was announced also and we were going to shoot but somehow it didn’t happen."
He added, "Whenever we meet, humesha yeh rehta hai ke kab hona hai. Ab wo waqt aa raha hai. Cameo toh ho hi gaya hai indirect toh film bhi iss baar honi chahiye. Andar se mujhe bhi feeling aa rahi hai. Shah Rukh ne bhi mujhe bola hai ke iss baar mujhe kuch lag raha hai ke hum log kuch kar payenge saath mein (We always want to answer 'when is it happening'. Now the time has come, he has already made an indirect cameo so now the film remains. I have a feeling, and even Shah Rukh Khan has told me he has a similar feeling - we will be able to do something together this time)."
In the interview, Vishal mentioned how he completely loved Shah Rukh Khan's latest film ‘Jawan’, and how he called the actor to speak with him 'at length'.
For those caught unaware, Vishal was reportedly supposed to adapt Chetan Bhagat's ‘2 States’ starring Shah Rukh Khan and Asin Thottumkal. However, the film eventually was directed by Abhishek Varman and Alia Bhatt and Arjun Kapoor playing the lead roles.
As per a 2013 DNA report, ‘2 States’ was earlier supposed to feature Priyanka Chopra and Saif Ali Khan with Siddharth Anand helming it. It was then announced that a Shah Rukh Khan film would be directed in it by Vishal Bhardwaj. But eventually, Vishal and SRK could not work, and it seems their impending collaboration will soon become fruitful.