Anil Sinanan, Times Bollywood Film Critic
We've had a play on Shabana Azmi. And then there was Main Madhuri Dixit Banna Chahti Hoon inspired by Mrs Nene. Now there's a film that is named after Shah Rukh Khan.
Titled SRK, the satire which is ready for release, has been directed by Ajay Varma who once edited Ram Gopal Varma's films. Vinay Pathak plays SRK. Incident-ally the real SRK co-stars with Vinay in Aditya Chopra's Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi.
Says Vinay, "It's actually a remake of the Malayalam film Chinthavisthayaya Shyamalan which was directed by Priya-darshan's assistant. The Hindi remake was obviously named after the one and only SRK which is the acronym for my character's full name Shivraj Rao Khote. But he likes to be called SRK, a name that every Indian identifies with."
Rituparna Sengupta co-stars with Vinay in SRK. So is she named Gauri in the film?
"I'm afraid not," he chuckles.