HOL­LY­WOOD BOL­LY­WOOD TELE­VI­SION MU­SIC SHAH RUKH KHAN PLAYS A TOUR GUIDE IN IM­TIAZ ALI’S FILM

The char­ac­ter is be­lieved to be in­spired by Dev Anand’s iconic role in the 1965 film, Guide

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For the first time in his ca­reer of 25 years, Shah Rukh Khan (far right) will play the role of a tour guide in Jab Harry Met Se­jal, which also stars Anushka Sharma. As the film’s di­rec­tor Im­tiaz Ali (right) finds the job of a tour guide quite fas­ci­nat­ing, he de­cided on this char­ac­ter for the film. Ac­cord­ing to a source, the char­ac­ter is also in­spired by Dev Anand’s iconic por­trayal of the same in the 1965 film, Guide.

Giv­ing in­sight to SRK’s role, Harvin­der Singh Mehra aka Harry, Im­tiaz de­scribes it to be a con­trast of sorts as his pro­fes­sion is quite dif­fer­ent from his per­son­al­ity. “Harvin­der Singh Mehra is a tour guide. He guides about many peo­ple ev­ery day and takes them where they want, but per­son­ally, he is lost. He has not found what he is seek­ing,” says Im­tiaz. “Ev­ery day in his life there are hun­dreds of peo­ple reach­ing where they want to reach, which is just a tourist lo­ca­tion that he [Harvin­der] is not even both­ered to look at. He doesn’t know where he is go­ing and yet, he is a tour guide,” he adds.

This para­dox­i­cal qual­ity was ex­actly what Im­tiaz wanted from SRK’s char­ac­ter.

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