Fan | Official Trailer
In a world of labels it’s easy to forget who made sportsmen, pop singers and matinee idols into stars, superstars and megastars – the FANS. Every FAN has their own personal relationship with their hero – it’s almost a Love Story.
FAN is the story of Gaurav (Shah Rukh Khan) a young man, 20 something, whose world revolves around the mega movie star Aryan Khanna (Shah Rukh Khan) or God as he refers to him.
From the by lanes of Delhi, young Gaurav embarks on a journey to the city of dreams, Mumbai, in order to wish his God on his birthday. After all, he is Aryan’s biggest FAN and even has a striking resemblance to him – how difficult could it be for the world biggest FAN to get an audience with the world’s biggest Star.
When things don’t go according to plan, Gaurav’s love and passion for his God turns in to a dangerous obsession that crosses the fine line.
In an edge of the seat thriller, FAN will peel away at both Gaurav and Aryan’s personalities and characters as the two men discover people within themselves that even they didn’t know existed, and we’re left wondering who to sympathize with and whom to root for – can we really pick a side, after all, Superstars are also human beings but each one of us is also a FAN.
Pandolin quizzed Shah Rukh Khan about his first reaction when Director Maneesh Sharma told him about making a film revolving around his fandom. To which the superstar said, “When Maneesh first told me the story, several years ago, I thought that it’s a difficult one because he was very clear that it’s a look-alike and not a double role. At that time technology and the understanding was limited.”
“I remember I was dubbing for Chennai Express here (YRF Studio) and Maneesh was rehearsing for his film and we happened to meet. That’s when I asked him about that story and he said “Sir mujhe wohi wali banani hai”. And I said let’s make it and we decided right here, at this very spot, that we’ll make ‘FAN’. Then Adi (Aditya Chopra) called me and asked me do we make the film. I told him that we have the technology and the visual effects at Red Chillies and so we should give the film a shot.”
“We shot for the first three months and saw that the result was really bad. We had thought that this film can never be made. But then Adi and Maneesh were confident that it will be fine.”
“I think it’s a very big step forward to take a chance like that. It was a difficult film, it still is difficult and we hope that we’ve got it right. So I didn’t do it then because it was difficult but I think it’s the right time to do it now because it’s possible.”