After months of teasers and first looks, the full-length trailer for Maneesh Sharma's Fan, starring Shah Rukh Khan in a double role, was uploaded on Monday evening.
With Khan playing both superstar Aryan Khanna (a version of himself) as well as Gaurav, a lanky youth who is Khanna's biggest fan, the film looks like a psychological thriller, featuring several action sequences and tense moments.
It bears more than a passing resemblance to the Tony Scott film The Fan (1996), starring Wesley Snipes as a hot-shot baseball star and Robert De Niro as his crazily obsessed fan. The film, which has been shown on Indian TV channels several times, is about a die-hard fan who becomes progressively more unhinged and dangerous.
A line from the movie, where De Niro's character says "Without people like me, you're nothing", sounds a lot like a line from Sharma's Fan, which goes: "Gaurav hai, toh Aryan hai. Gaurav nahi, toh Aryan kuchh bhi nahi."
Watch the trailer of The Fan above and SRK's upcoming film below to see for yourself.
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