In the film, to be released in April this year, Shah Rukh plays Aryan Khanna and his lookalike fan Gaurav Chanana.

"It was a very physically challenging film. It was physically challenging to do a double role. It was more challenging as at this age I had to play a 24-year-old boy, have his energy, and then I had another part to play of a superstar," the 50-year-old actor told reporters here at the trailer launch of 'Fan' last evening.

"It was a difficult character to play. But the team helped me and made it easy for me. We have tried to keep it normal and simple," he said.

Shah Rukh revealed that he had to work hard on his look while getting into the skin of Gaurav's character.

In real life, the 'Swades' star says he has never put up an image in front of people and has always been normal.

"I am never bothered about how I am. I wear stardom like T-shirt, not like Tuxedo (suit)," he said.

Directed by Maneesh Sharma, 'Fan' explores the bond between a superstar and a die-hard fan who looks like him.

The film is not just a story of a fan's undying love and adulation, it's about how Gaurav's admiration towards a superstar slowly turns into a dangerous obsession.


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