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09-29-2009, 12:28 PM #1
SRK will ACT and do voiceovers in his production, Fauji 2
Buzz is that Shah Rukh Khan will act and do voiceovers in his television production, Fauji 2. The actor is revisiting the soap that was his small screen debut over two decades ago.
It is learnt that SRK will appear as the father of Abhimanyu Singh - the character he played.
Says a source, "Shah Rukh will be seen providing guidance to Abhimanyu. He will appear without recourse to any gray hair. Khan will be providing inspirational and pep talks to Abhimanyu in an army kind of look."
There is also talk that Pulkit Samrat (Lakshya of Kyunki) has been approached to essay the character of Abhimanyu. He has gone through the auditions and look tests. As reported Jackie and Ayesha's son Jai aka Tiger, was earlier approached. However, he declined the offer.
Fauji 2, slated for Colors in 2010, is being produced by SRK's Red Chillies Idiot Box Productions. Casting is taking time the creative team is looking for the right candidates to play the various roles. Several fresh faces are also being considered.
The source further adds, "Red Chillies is keeping things under wraps for now so no one wants to go on record at this juncture."
What is Fauji?
Directed by Colonel R K Kapoor, the TV show was telecast in 1988 on Doordarshan. It was about a batch of trainees in a commando school, their training and eventual induction as soldiers. The 'I say. chaps', the lingo of one of the cadets Varun became the catchphrase at that time.