Even the most ardent fan of Shah Rukh Khan won't be able to deny that the star had been making some very unexciting choices when it came to the directors he was working with. It was getting kind of repetitive. Mostly, he was working with the same people he already had a friendship or a rapport with - Jab Tak Hai Jaan (2012) directed by Yash Chopra, Chennai Express (2013) directed Rohit Shetty and "Happy New Year" (2014) with Farah Khan. He had also been doing only one film every year.
But Shah Rukh seems to have changed his strategy this year. He is working on multiple projects in one year and making some bold choices when it comes to his directors. Apart from Rohit Shetty, who is he working with on "Dilwale," Shah Rukh has chosen some new directors and picked interesting projects.
He is doing "Raees" with Rahul Dholakia, who has made serious and acclaimed films like "Parzania" in the past. He is working on "Fan" directed by Maneesh Sharma ("Band Baajaa Baaraat") for the first time. Both these films will release in 2016. This will be for the first time since 2011 (when "Ra.One" and "Don 2" released) that Shah Rukh will have two releases in one year.
And just yesterday there was an announcement about him starring in "English Vinglish" director Gauri Shinde's next. Few year ago, we would have never imagined Shah Rukh being a part of Shinde's project.
At 50, Shah Rukh seems raring to go and we can't wait to find out what he signs next.