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Shahrukh Khan opens about his comparisons with Dev Anand in ‘The Guide’

Shahrukh Khan plays a guide in his upcoming release ‘Jab Harry Met Sejal’. Interestingly, we don’t see actors getting into the shoes of a tourist guide so often in a love story. talking about the same, SRK stated in a recent interview, “I think it’s extremely romantic to play a guide. Dev Saab played a very intense one, there was Shashi Kapoor Saab in Jab Jab Phool Khile and alsoAamir Khan in Raja Hindustani. It’s a romantic character. The guide is a metaphor for someone who takes you on a journey of self-revelation.”

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“This is an Imtiaz Ali film and has the tagline `What you seek is seeking you’. We’ve not gone completely contemporary ki guide aise hote hain. Perhaps he’s not happy with his job. He has his life experiences. The idea of the film is that he’s supposed to be the one you’re following and during the course of the story, he also finds what he’s looking for,” SRK further adds.

We always tend to reminisce the super hit movie ‘The Guide’ and Dev Anand, the leading man of the movie, when Shahrukh was asked about his role as a guide in the movie and will he be also remembered as Dev Sahab for his role, he said, “It’s difficult to compare Harry with Dev Saab’s Raju guide. Imtiaz writes so realistically. There are many people in the world who will be like Harry -they’ll have the past, or may not have been able to do what they wished to do. Harry is a Punjabi, who has got his own issues in life. Somewhere, the guide starts taking guidance… it happens to all of us. I don’t know how memorable it will be, but I think people will identify with Harry and connect with this honest love story.”

True that!

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