Shah Rukh Khan
Pictured: Shah Rukh Khan promoting Dilwale on a TV show.Varinder Chawla

On the sets of "Raees," Shah Rukh Khan was a different person, a very moody one. And all of it had to do with the role he plays in this Rahul Dholakia-directed film.

The superstar was found to be in a bad mood most of the times, which made him less accessible to the crew members. Some of them even told him that they were "scared" to approach him.

Shah Rukh was amused to know that people thought of him that way. But his demeanour stemmed from the role he plays in "Raees," that of a Gujarat-based bootlegger.

Explaining the situation to Mid-Day, SRK said he could not be his usual self on the sets, just talking and hanging out with people, as it would come in the way of work. He asserts that he isn't a "method actor" but this time he got into the skin of the character so that he could do justice to the "intense" role.

"I am not the kind of person that this character is, so I would try and be like him even when I was not in front of the camera," he told the daily, adding that director Rahul too told him he appeared in a bad mood most of the time.

"I had to tell them that I have to do this to be able to get what the character is like. It is fascinating but this is the first time I feel that I have actually attempted method acting to this extent," SRK further added.

"Raees" was scheduled to open in theatres on Eid, but it has now been delayed. The makers are yet to announce the revised release date.

The crime-drama features Mahira Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub in key roles.