The 50-year-old actor believes without director Maneesh Sharma's guidance, he would not have been able to do justice to the character of Gaurav.
'Fan' shows Shah Rukh in double avatars - a superstar, Aryan Khanna and his young look-alike admirer Gaurav. While Aryan is close to how the 'Dilwale' star is in real life, it took him some time to understand the psyche of a fan.
"I won't say it was easy because I was playing a movie star, the way I do in real life so it doesn't take you away from the real world... Maneesh and the whole team had a great understanding of how Gaurav was”, SRK said.
"50 percent of what you see Gaurav is a physical transformation - prosthetics and the VFX have been used. 100 percent Gaurav is Maneesh's vision. I don't think I have done 100 percent what Maneesh may have wanted because he was very clear about it," Shah Rukh told reporters here.
The actor said he is fine with taking credit for a lot of characters he had played in his career, but for this particular role he had to go by the thought process the director had.
"I wouldn't have been able to play the role. I just knew the superficiality of fan before Maneesh told me the depth and how well understood was Gaurav. If I achieve what Maneesh wanted then I will be very happy. I don't know what I was playing; I was just following Maneesh's instructions”, the actor added.
SRK was all praise for the 'Band Baaja Baaraat' helmer and his team for 'bearing with him.'


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