Actor Shah Rukh Khan revealed that he wants to make a film like Leon: The Professional and portray the character of an “older, very intense and quiet man”, with a gray beard and matching hair. In a recent interview, Shah Rukh also talked about his upcoming project Pathaan saying that it is the action film he “came here to do 32 years ago” and hopes he will “carry it” at 57. He also joked that he is “Batman at night, Superman in the morning and Spider-Man in the afternoon.” (Also read | Shah Rukh Khan was at his best as he answered fans’ question about Pathaan trailer release date)
Leon: The Professional (1994) is a French action thriller film written and directed by Luc Besson. Starring Jean Reno, Gary Oldman and Natalie Portman. The plot centers on Leon, a professional assassin, who reluctantly takes in a twelve-year-old Mathilda Lando after her family is murdered.
Talking about his bucket list, Shah Rukh Khan told Scoop with Raya, “I want to do everything. I want to make good guys, bad guys, bad guys, happy guys, love guys, fighting guys. This year has been very interesting because I have done Pathaan, which is the action film I came here to do 32 years ago. Well, I hope so, at 57 I still look like I’ll carry it. I have done a film, which I always wanted to try the South Indian genre. It’s a different set. His name is Jawan. And then I always wanted to work with Rajkumar Hirani. You know we are trying to work from 3 Idiots & Munna Bhai MBBS. Well, finally, it’s happening.”
He also said, “After this, I want to do a movie like Leon: The Professional. Not Leon but a movie like where I’m an older, quiet guy, very intense with a gray beard and gray hair. I do not know. I’m very playful with it. I don’t get the characters and roles that I do. I just want to tell a story, someone has the desire to tell. And I want to say it to the best of my ability. So if a director has a story and says we love it, I’ll say, I love it too. Now let me try to make it the best I can for you. Well, I’m enjoying it. I’m Batman at night, Superman in the morning, and Spider-Man in the afternoon. So I just want to play all kinds of characters.”
Pathaan, helmed by Siddharth Anand, is an action thriller featuring Deepika Padukone and John Abraham alongside Shah Rukh. The film is set to hit the theaters on January 25, 2023. Apart from this, Shah Rukh will also be seen in Atlee’s upcoming action thriller Jawan opposite Nayanthara. He also has director Rajkumar Hirani’s next Dunki opposite Taapsee Pannu.
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