Both "Fan" and "Sultan" have been applauded by the critics back home and now it's time for the films to take their stories overseas.
"Fan" and "Sultan" will be screened at the prestigious Busan Film Festival 2016, South Korea. While "Sultan" will be showcased in the "Open Cinema" category, "Fan" has made it to the "A Window on Asian Cinema" section, Bollywood Hungama reported.
Last year, the screening of Salman Khan's "Bajrangi Bhaijaan" received a standing ovation for telling such a simple story, effortlessly and beautifully.
Produced by Yash Raj Films, both "Fan" and "Sultan" were much-awaited releases of the year. While there weren't too many takers for Shah Rukh Khan's on-point portrayal of the slightly-flaky Gaurav Chandana in "Fan," viewers lapped up Salman's performance of the emotionally fractured wrestler Sultan Ali Khan.
"Fan" failed to make a mark at the box office, but was appreciated by film critics, who unanimously agreed (in their reviews) that it was indeed Shah Rukh's best performance till date and that he was back to being the actor all of his fans missed for quite a few years.
"Sultan" shined at the ticket-window and went on to become a massive hit, breaking and creating records in the process. While the storyline was predictable, what helped the film was Salman and Anushka Sharma's star power.
In other news, Salman will be next seen in Kabir Khan's "Tubelight" and later, in Ali Abbas Zafar's "Tiger Zinda Hai." Shah Rukh is currently filming for Imtiaz Ali's "The Ring," alongside Anushka. Next up, the superstar has Aanand L Rai's as-yet-untitled project.