Indian filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma doesn't seem to appreciate the fact that superstar Shah Rukh Khan is branching out his acting career with different roles such as Gaurav from his new movie Fan.
Varma has taken to Twitter to warn SRK not to follow in the foot steps of Indian actor Kamal Haasan or else he will lose his star status to Salman Khan.
Megastar SRK becoming ordinary fan,dwarf etc is as big a same blunder as what Kamal Hasan did to lose his stardom to Rajnikant(Salman Khan)— Ram Gopal Varma (@RGVzoomin) April 23, 2016
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The Satya filmmaker criticised Shah Rukh's role as an obsessed fan in Fan as well as his upcoming project with Aanand L Rai in which he will be seen as a dwarf, which parallels Kamal’s role as a dwarf in Appu Raja.
Kamal was as big a superstar as Rajnikant till he started doing dwarf,fat,tall etc nd as a fan I hope SRK doesn't listen to wrong advisers— Ram Gopal Varma (@RGVzoomin) April 23, 2016
Varma also notes that it isn't great acting that has earned SRK his title as a megastar - "Stars like SRK come blessed by God," he tweeted.
Grt actrs r dime a dozen in NSD, Stage etc whereas Stars like SRK come blessed by God/Allah/Buddha etc,which is what SRK is not realising— Ram Gopal Varma (@RGVzoomin) April 23, 2016
Clint Eastwood super star for30 yrs bng himself n then is critics Hero .i don't believe in God but as fan I pray to Allah SRK realises truth— Ram Gopal Varma (@RGVzoomin) April 23, 2016
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SRK must learn from mistakes of kamal and not listen to near n dear ones who are stopping him from becoming a Mega Rajnikant.— Ram Gopal Varma (@RGVzoomin) April 23, 2016
The director claims SRK doesn't have the same amount of muscles and workmanship as Salman Khan and Aamir Khan respectively, but is still of a higher status by "being just himself."
I call SRK as Megastar becos he neither has muscles of Salman nor workmanship of Aamir but yet he is taller than both by being just himself— Ram Gopal Varma (@RGVzoomin) April 23, 2016
He notes that Salman Khan has always been himself, and if SRK starts experimenting with roles that do not compliment his superstar persona, then Salman will take his place.
Rajnikant is Rajnikant bcos he always himself and Kamal always trying to be someone else..I hope SRK will remain like himself like Salman— Ram Gopal Varma (@RGVzoomin) April 23, 2016
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Varma advises Shah Rukh Khan to be like Salman Khan, and not to take up such roles before it's too late.
Kamal Hasan could have been a btr Rajnikant if he din't keep bcmng some1 else..so SRK should learn from Kamal's mistakes and just be Salman— Ram Gopal Varma (@RGVzoomin) April 23, 2016