After Raees, Director Rahul Dholakia To Again Collaborate With Shah Rukh Khan

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Shah Rukh Khan’s Raees is one such film in which the actor lived the character. Also, SRK is known put life in any role he plays and hence he is the first choice of every director when it comes to play the real life character. Now, the producers Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani and director of SRK’s film Raees, Rahul Dholakia, are collaborating for a film which will be based on firefighter ‘Tukaram’. The firefighter who teaches his colleagues how to treat major SOS calls.

The film’s story will be based on a father-son story. It will show a few real-life incidents also.

So, Rahul when was asked whom will he approach to play the protagonist Tukaram, he said, ” I need a 40-plus actor to play Tukaram.” On asking about to cast Farhan Akhtar who is also a 40-plus actor, he said, “So, is Shah Rukh and many others. We will definitely cast an A-list actor but right now both the title and the cast are under discussion.”

 

On picking a pure fiction story, Dholakia said. “A series of fires in the city of late makes me believe that it’s time for a film that celebrates these unsung heroes. For me, the firefighters are on par with cops and soldiers, but their heroics have gone largely unacknowledged even in a city of skyscrapers. They put their lives on the line every other day to put out and save us from fires which sometimes spark off from our own carelessness and violation of safety norms. They are also called to pull a child out of a borewell, rescue a kitten from the roof, clear an uprooted tree from the road and help during a building collapse or a deluge. Even during the 26/11 attacks they played a significant role in the rescues but went unheralded.”

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Published by Vaidehi Tendulakar on 30 Jul 2018

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