Shah Rukh Khan in Zero
Shah Rukh Khan in ZeroTwitter

Shah Rukh Khan's Zero trailer — where he is seen dancing and plays a small person — won everyone's hearts. But looks like someone is upset and has a valid point to make.

The makers had decided to give fans the "perfect New Year gift" by revealing the name of the film.

Thus it was that SRK said in a tweet: "टिकटें लिए बैठें हैं लोग मेरी ज़िंदगी की, तमाशा भी पूरा होना चाहिए! As promised, here's the title of @aanandlrai 's film. [sic]"

These lines are from a work by poet Mithilesh Baria, and the actor missed giving the poet credit for them.

The verse says in Hindi: "Ticket liye baithe hai log meri zindagi ki, tamasha bhi pura hona chahiye." Loose translation: "People have purchased the tickets to watch my life story; there should be enough drama to satisfy them." 

Baria, who has written the lines, wants a clarification from the makers. While talking to Mid-Day, Baria said: "This appears to be a lapse on their part. But when the project is of this stature, all a writer wants is to be credited for his creation. I was shocked and hurt when fans bought this to my notice. It appears that the line is a part of the film's narrative, not a mere tweet. So, I hope they give me my due credit."

The report further suggests that director Aanand L Rai reached out to him as soon as he got to know about this. Baria said: "He assured me that it was a mistake, and he would do his best to rectify it. I am not sure how he will do so. Will Shah sa'ab put out another tweet crediting me? Rai- ji seemed like an affable man. I hope they are fair."

Directed by Anand L Rai, Zero apparently sees Shah Rukh play a character that is quite multi-dimensional. The teaser begins with a number of Hindi adjectives defining his character.

In an interview, director Aanand L Rai said the "dwarf is not the character" but just defines the size of his character.

Shah Rukh Khan's Zero movie poster
Shah Rukh Khan's Zero movie posterTwitter

He said like his other films, this film too will tell the story of a man and a woman. Anand also doesn't want fans to think it'll be the story of a "dwarf," but more the story of a short man.

The film is set to release on December 21, 2018. Along with Shah Rukh Khan, the movie also stars Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma.