Shah Rukh Khan is said to be an ardent admirer of K. Asif's 1960 classic Mughal-E-Azam and the star has made a 40-minute documentary on the film, in which he also plays the narrator, says a media report.
On the first floor of Shah Rukh Khan's house Mannat, lies something he wouldn't trade for gold. It's a film camera. Not too many people know that the actor owns the original camera on which the classic film Mughal-E-Azam (1960) was shot.
Shah Rukh has always been in awe of K. Asif's direction in the film. Not only has Khan produced the film under his banner Red Chilies, he has also played the sutradhaar of this documentary.
The report quotes a source from the production house said: "SRK is a huge fan of the film. He is extremely close to K. Asif's son Akbar Asif, who resides in London. Every time they meet, they have long discussions over the film.”
During one of these discussions, Akbar Asif apparently expressed the desire to pay a tribute to his father and make a documentary on the classic.
SRK immediately told him that he loved the idea and that he would produce it for him. SRK also volunteered to be an anchor for the documentary. The 40-minute long documentary is now ready and SRK will hold a grand launch for it soon.
The documentary has been put together by Devan Munjal. It will have interviews and comments from many B-Town biggies. SRK is also a huge fan of Dilip Kumar and this will be his way of doing something in honour of the film.The documentary has been named Mughal-E-Azam—A tribute by a son to his father.