Shah Rukh Khan is back with a vengeance in Fan. The first trailer for the Maneesh Sharma directed film was released amid near-hysteria, as Yash Raj Studios opened its doors to 4,000 real life fans of the superstar for the official launch.
The story of Gaurav, a young man whose world revolves around superstar Aryan Khanna, the film explores the complex relationship between an obsessive fan and his idol. The film sees Khan essaying both roles as he takes on a more sinister incarnation in the portrayal of Gaurav, uncovering the darker side of passion and the perils of fame.
The actor, who came to stardom playing a psychotic killer in Baazigar and Darr said that Gaurav is unlike his earlier portrayals of unhinged personalities. Speaking at the trailer launch of the film he said: “…the role (of Gaurav) is different from what one saw me doing in Darr, Baazigar. These are anti-hero. In this film, he is not a psychotic lover. It’s the story of a young boy and his love for a superstar,” he said.