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Lakadbaggha's Anshuman Jha: I wish I was cast as the fan in Shah Rukh Khan's Fan

The actor couldn't stop talking about his favourite actor, Shah Rukh Khan, during a recent press meet

Lakadbaggha's Anshuman Jha: I wish I was cast as the fan in Shah Rukh Khan's Fan
Anshuman Jha
  • Arundhuti Banerjee

Last Updated: 04.25 PM, Jan 03, 2023


Actor and producer Anshuman Jha, who will next be seen in the action-thriller Lakadbaggha, says he is the biggest fan of Bollywood superstars Aamir Khan and Shah Rukh Khan.

During the trailer launch of Lakadbaggha, the actor pointed out some similarities between him and SRK, like both of them are from Delhi and trained under acting coach Barry John. So, he was asked if he modeled his career on Shah Rukh.

Anshuman said, "I wish I was cast in the film Fan in the other role (indicating playing the character of Gaurav, who was the fan of superstar Aryan Khan in the film). I would have done a very good job, but I really love that film! Our entire generation is a fan of SRK. In fact, I am a big fan of Aamir Khan as well. I love his process of acting. Whenever I have talked to him, I have loved his focus on filmmaking, because he goes all out. I remember Soni Razdan told me that this is a Piscean trait...I am born on March 15. I do not know if I am modeling SRK and Aamir Khan consciously or subconsciously, but, yes, I am their fan. In fact, in a few scenes during the shooting of Lakadbaggha, I remember Victor (Banerjee, the director) saying, 'Cut the Aamir out of it', and I was like 'No, I didn't do that'. But I think when you admire someone, it unknowingly reflects in your performance."

Speaking about SRK and him both being from Delhi, Anshuman added, "I lived in Delhi, so the way I speak Hindi might be different. I also studied in a convent school, so my English is good, and I also am witty (laughs)."

Directed by Victor Banerjee and produced under the First Ray Films banner, Lakadbaggha also stars Ridhi Dogra, Milind Soman and Kharaj Mukherjee. It releases in theatres on January 13.