Writer Anjum Rajabali says Shah Rukh Khan backed out of astronaut Rakesh Sharma’s biopic Saare Jahan Se Achha as he was shaken up by the failure of Zero. There have been reports that Shah Rukh Khan was sceptical to venture into another space film after Zero, which had its character travel to Mars for love and therefore quit Saare Jahan Se Achha.
At a panel discussion at FICCI Frames, Anjum, however, aforesaid the space angle wasn’t the explanation for the whiz to go away the film. “If you’re asking me, there was a problem with the script (of Zero). Himanshu Sharma, the writer is a very talented person but things go wrong sometimes. “I don’t think he aforesaid no to Saare Jahan Se Achcha because to space (angle). I feel he’s additionally pretty shaken up, he was banking plenty on it,” Anjum Rajbali said while moderating a panel discussion Screenwriters: The Creative Force Powering Indian Cinema’s New Surge.
Anjum aforesaid asking the question about Saare Jahan Se Achha was “dukhti rag pe haath rakhna” (hitting a raw nerve) however made an observation about however typically makers blame everything else however the script once a movie fails. “This whole practice and culture of postmortem, of analysing what went wrong hasn’t really caught on. What happens then is, there are knee-jerk reactions instead of responses even from the makers,” he said.
“Oh, it the failure that might be because of space and hence we put two into two together. Oh, it’s because of the time wasn’t right, nobody wants to see a star in a disabled person’s role.’ It could also well be that there was a problem with the DNA of the script.”
Anjum Rajabali, who has penned in films like Ghulam, The Legend of Bhagat Singh and Raajneeti, aforesaid a writer should also be involved in this “honest rumination to be ready to verify wherever did things fail.” “Most of the s, once a movie doesn’t connect in spite of the very fact that the concept was smart, the director was gifted and therefore the stars were engaging, it’s as a result of the script has gone wrong. That’s wherever we want to be financed in.”
Anjum Rajabali, who has penned films like Ghulam, The Legend of Bhagat Singh and Raajneeti, said a writer should also be involved in this “honest introspection to be able to determine where did things go wrong.” “Most of the times, when a film doesn’t connect in spite of the fact that the idea was good, the director was talented and the stars were attractive, it’s because the script has gone wrong. That’s where we need to be investing in.”