|Here’s a piece of news that might take you by surprise. Shahrukh Khan may be up for a role to play Jawaharlal Nehru in a film to be made by an Australian filmmaker.
Bruce Beresford. If that name doesn’t ring a bell, let us tell you that he’s a 71-year-old filmmaker who has made films like the Oscar winning Driving Miss Daisy, the critically acclaimed Silent Fall and Black Robe.
Now, the scoop is that Beresford is reportedly making a film on Indira Gandhi. He’s in Mumbai to talk about the film and in the process met up with a number of actors who apparently want to be a part of the film. The meeting held at a dinner had a highlight though.
Beresford gave a presentation to the guests in which the faces of actors from both Bollywood and Hollywood were morphed into the characters for his films.
What took a lot of people by surprise was when Shahrukh Khan’s face appeared on the screen and morphed into the face of Jawaharlal Nehru.
Consequently, the rumour mills are now buzzing with the talk that Beresford perhaps want to rope in Shahrukh Khan for the film. After all, a film on Indira Gandhi would be incomplete without considerable footage of her father Jawaharlal Nehru. But the questions still remains, is Shahrukh Khan billed to play India’s first Prime Minister?