Shah Rukh seems to have had enough of controversies. He is making sure that his forthcoming next Roshan Abbas’ directorial debut Always Kabhi Kabhi doesn’t get into that space.
Though the film is about Delhi school kids and is based in the capital city it has stayed away from talking about an infamous MMS scandal. Roshan says, “We haven’t delved into the MMS territory.
We wanted to make a feel good youth centric film. One of our writers had also suggested incorporating the Valentines Day controversy where a few couples were banned and beaten up but we refrained from using any such scandalous incidents. I know films like Dev D talked about it but ours is in a very different space.”
Roshan informs that his producer Shah Rukh Khan was very clear from the beginning to make a positive film on today’s youth. “Shah Rukh and I had a lot of discussions during the scripting stage.
His point was ‘lets concentrate on the positives. This generation is the hope of the future lets keep the hope of it alive.’
He wanted the audience to leave theater with a smile He said Red Chilles is known to make wholesome family entertainers and I fully value his opinion and I guess that will also help us getting a wider audience.”
He describes the film as “a simple, sweet coming-of-age story about today’s youth and communication gaps they face with their parents and how they resolve it.”
The movie is based on Roshan’s play Graffiti which he had staged in New Delhi in the ’90s and is talks about high school students and stars newbies Zoa Morani (daughter of Karim Morani of Morani Bros who handle SRK’s shows), Satyajit Dubey (grandson of theatre stalwart Pandit Satyadev Dubey), Giselli Monteiro (she played Harleen in Love Aaj Kal) and Ali Fazal (played suicide victim Joy Lobo in 3 Idiots).