Aanand L Rai still maintains suspense over SRK-Katrina-Anushka starrer


Bets are being taken in Bollywood about the name of Aanand L Rai’s next film starring Shah Rukh Khan, Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma. All that is known of this multi-starrer is that SRK plays a dwarf in the film. Aanand, however, is not keen that his project be described as a “dwarf film”. Nor does he want SRK’s character to be confused with Kamal Haasan’s in the 1989 comedy-drama Appu Raja in which the South superstar plays a dwarf. 
So what is Aanand’s film titled? Peeping Moon.com has exclusively learned that the SRK-Kat-Anushka film will be called Bauaa. This is a term of endearment for a much loved person. Names like Bandhua, Katrina Meri Jaan and Batla are still doing the rounds but Aanand has appeared to have settled on Bauaa. While SRK is playing a dwarf, Aanand does not want fans of the Bollywood Badshah to think that is his character. According to the director, SRK is just a short man in this December 2018 release that will clash with the Sushant Singh Rajput and Sara Ali Khan starrer Kedarnath.

With this vertically challenged role, SRK takes his repertoire of roles a notch higher. The actor and Anushka, his co-star in Rab Ne Bana De Jodi, Jab Tak Hain Jaan and Jab Harry Met Sejal, are busy shooting a wedding sequence for Bauaa at an Andheri studio right now. The set includes statues of elephants and lots of colourful flowers. SRK’s company Red Chillies VFX has installed VFX machines on the sets to instantly convert whatever has been shot after the actor and director okay the footage. SRK is also said to be using chrome trousers for the dwarf scenes. A lot of detailing is going to make the scenes look authentic. All that the actor has said of his look in Aanand’s film is that it will be very different from Kamal Haasan’s in Appu Raja.