Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan is excited about his upcoming release Zero. However, in a recent interview with a leading daily, the actor spoke about the critical and commercial failure of his film Jab Harry Met Sejal that was directed by Imtiaz Ali and also starred Anushka Sharma in the lead. The film came to a cropper at the box office and was panned by the critics as well.
During the interview, SRK said, “I let people down with Jab Harry Met Sejal, which was an utter flop. But I didn’t want to let anyone down; I just liked the fact that koi story nahin thi, sirf ek ring ke chakkar mein the two people (SRK’s Harry and Anushka Sharma’s Sejal) kheechey chale jaate hain… it was very organic, slice-of-life thi." He further quipped, “The other day I met a director who mentioned the term ‘slice-of-life’ and I said, ‘nahin, poora pumpkin do mujhe iss baar.”
[caption id="attachment_27046" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Anushka Sharma and Shah Rukh Khan in Jab Harry Met Sejal[/caption]
The film Jab Harry Met Sejal was hugely anticipated as it brought SRK and Anushka’s hit jodi together after Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi and Jab Tak Hai Jaan. The film collected only Rs 60 crore approximate at the box office after the drubbing it received from the critics and the audience alike.
SRK and Anushka will once again share screen space in Aanand L Rai directed Zero. The film also features Katrina Kaif Tigmanshu Dhulia, Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub in pivotal roles. Zero is slated to release on December 21.