If you thought Amitabh’s baritone voice was not to be missed out… hold on…Shah Rukh Khan who is currently juggling between the shoot of his movie Fan and his game show India Poochega Sabse Shana Kaun? for &TV… has now lent his voice for a historical show – Razia Sultan. The channel representatives wanted SRK to loan his voice as the Sutradhaar for the show. Razia Sultan will open with his voice introducing the tale and take people back in time to his hometown – Delhi from present day to 13th century.
SRK in the middle of the game show shoot met with the creative team who took him through the show. An inquisitive SRK had many questions in mind – about the characters, the look and feel of the show, the historical timelines being explored and portrayed visually; and post an in-depth discussion, SRK took time to rehearse the lines as the dialect and diction had to match the era that he had to speak about. A professional par excellence, SRK completed the shoot of the game show that went on till mid-night and continued with the recording of Razia Sultan. Instead of being a neutral narrator, SRK wanted to portray his voice in a manner that the audience can relate to.
At 1 in the night SRK went on to give a few takes for the VO only because he felt that he could do better after each take. While the channel representatives were happy with his first take itself, SRK insisted on doing it again as he felt he could give a lot more variation. He just emoted beautifully – is what someone was overheard saying.