In Shah Rukh Khan's words "Fan" is a special film and boasts of never-seen-before special effects. The makers are ensuring it reaches every corner of the country and so have begun booking the screens.
The Maneesh Sharma directorial, which arrives in theatres April 15, is all set to enjoy a solo release across roughly 3,500 screens, Catch News reported. However, this is what an early trend suggests and the exact figure will be available only a day before the release.
The count will reportedly be "record-breaking" in SRK-dominated areas such as West Bengal, New Delhi and Mysore. It is being said "Fan" is the first film of the year to have the highest screen count; Priyanka Chopra's "Jai Gangaajal" released (March 4) in 2,600 screens.
With "Fan," SRK returns to thriller, a genre he hadn't touched in a long time. The title of the film may suggest it's a regular fan-meets-superstar story, but the trailer focuses on Gaurav Chandana's clash with his cine idol Aryan Khanna. Shah Rukh, while talking about his experience essaying two different characters, said it was "schizophrenic."
"He follows the star as he feels the star is from Delhi and he can also be like his idol some day. But the story is different... To capture all that was very interesting and schizophrenic. I just hope that I have turned it out just okay," he had told the Press Trust of India last year.
The climax of "Fan," which has been talked-about a lot lately, is apparently one of stand-out aspects of it. Film editor Namrata Rao said a fight scene towards the end of the film gave her a tough time as she couldn't decide whose side she was on.
"Shah Rukh has balanced both roles very nicely. It's difficult to play both sides of the spectrum but in 'Fan,' he's understood the psychology of both the characters really well," she told DNA earlier this year.