|The National Award winning filmmaker Janaki Vishwanathan, known for making children’s films, is coming up with another movie. Her film has a funny title, and is named Bakrapur, but the more amusing fact is that the goat used in her film is called Shahrukh. The meek animal is named after the superstar Shahrukh Khan.
While talking about her film, Janaki Vishwanathan reveals that it’s a comic satire about a small boy and his goat. The director clarifies about the goat called Shahrukh, and tells a daily, “There is a tendency in rural India to name pets after superstars.”
She further says that for the perfect goat her team went for a hunt in the villages, and checked almost 400 of them. They even found goats named Salman Khan, but according to Janaki, Shahrukh appealed the most and looked a special goat.
Janaki Vishwanathan appreciates Shahrukh Khan for his sense of humour, and feels that she isn’t offending the star, who often likes to crack jokes on himself. She also mentions that her project doesn’t show Shahrukh Khan in a derogatory light.
Don’t know how Shahrukh Khan fans are going to react to this news? But one thing is for sure; our favourite stars continue to influence the filmmakers.
Not too long back, Makrand Deshpande made a film, titled Shahrukh Bola Khoobsurat Hai Tu.
Director Ram Gopal Varma also made a film Main Madhuri Dixit Banna Chahti Hoon (2003), which was about a small-town girl inspiring to look and act like Madhuri Dixit.