Well known movie maker Kabir Khan, who is readying for the release of his highly anticipated internet series The Forgotten Army: Azaadi Ke Liye stated that he wished to make a movie on the same subject with Shah Rukh Khan as a lead.
While promoting the series together with its main cast including Sunny Kaushal and Sharvari Wagh, Kabir stated, “Shah Rukh has very graciously given the voiceover. The series is based on true story, so there is an introduction of a few minutes before every episode along with real footage, where he has lent his voice. I talked about it with Shah Rukh earlier as well, when this was a film script. Back then, I wanted Shah Rukh to do the film. We even had a few meetings but we couldn’t take it forward.”
Kabir also praised and shared the news that King Khan didn’t charge even a single rupee for his voiceover task.
“When I was making this series, I thought I should ask Shah Rukh (to be the narrator) because Shah Rukh’s father had an involvement with this army. His father knew General Shahnawaz Khan, who was an important part of INA. So, I knew he (Shah Rukh Khan) has sympathy and attachment with Azad Hind Fauj and I called him up. It’s not an easy task to ask a superstar for a voiceover but Shah Rukh instantly agreed to do it. Usually, when you discuss a a film with Shah Rukh, it’s a long process, but in this case Shah Rukh literally did the voiceover for us on the second day. I don’t know whether he would like me to reveal this, but he didn’t take a fee from us. I think the kind of attachment he has with Azad Hind Fauj reflects in his act,” he added.
Incidentally, SRK was seen in a small role in Kabir Khan’s 2017 flick named Tubelight, which has Salman Khan in the lead role.
The tale of Kabir’s novel series is based on real happenings. The Forgotten Army voices the tale of Lieutenant Sodhi (donned by Sunny Kaushal) and his squad of brave people, who fought a daring fight for the liberty of India.
Whilst reports about King Khan’s new project have been doing the rounds from the time when Zero hit the theaters in December 2018, he is yet to reveal a new movie as an actor.
The Forgotten Army: Azaadi Ke Liye streams on Amazon Prime from January 24.