Choreographer director Farah Khan has mercilessly spoofed Shah Rukh Khan in her forthcoming film Tees Maar Khan, as she did with veteran actor Manoj Kumar in Om Shanti Om, reports Bombay Times.
The report said Akshaye Khanna's role in the film is completely modelled on SRK. And the references to the superstar are as bold and direct as they can be.
Trade pundits don't find this unusual.
They say the film was written by Farah's husband Shirish Kunder, who doesn't see eye-to-eye with SRK, and naturally — the script-writer would have lampooned the Bollywood Badshah given the opportunity.
So, Shirish's script has Akshaye suffering from a terrible back ache for which he has to constantly go to London for treatment.
And, there's Akshaye in his opening shot talking about showing off his six-pack and going topless for a scene, which will remind viewers of SRK's Dard-e-Disco number in Om Shanti Om.
Also, there's an international filmmaker coincidentally named Danny who comes to meet Akshaye and is kept waiting for six hours before Akshaye declines his film offer.
Anil Kapoor, who plays a cameo in TMK, then replaces Akshaye in this international film that wins an Oscar and Akshaye is shown regretting his decision.
Which is really what happened when Danny Boyle approached SRK for Slumdog Millionaire with the role that Anil Kapoor went on to play and become an international superstar.