Shahrukh Khan, who played the antagonist at the beginning of his career, returns in a negative role in his forthcoming movie Don 2: The King is Back. The superstar says that portraying villainous characters brings an odd sense of accomplishment to an actor.
“I will be really honest and I am not glorifying wickedness in real life and these are just films and stories, but as an actor it is one of the greatest highs to play a villain’s role,” states Khan at the launch of the video game based on Don 2, which is releasing on December 16.
The film, which is directed by Farhan Akhtar, also stars Priyanka Chopra, Boman Irani, Lara Dutta, Om Puri and Kunal Kapoor.
“Farhan as a director-actor and Priyanka as an actor would agree that it’s a different kind of feeling for an actor to play a villain’s role,” says Khan.
The 46-year-old, who rose to fame by playing negative roles in superhit films Baazigar and Darr, believes in the existence of one central character that can be either good or bad.
“I started with theatre and there was nothing like a hero for me. There was a protagonist, a central character. I have been a bad guy on stage, I have been a good guy on stage,” says Khan. “I was thrilled that I got this opportunity and I did not think of typical hero type roles. Now that I am getting a chance to play a negative role in Don after so many years, there is no justification to it and being bad is also important to take the world forward.”
This year, Khan has acted in his mega-budget sci-fi film Ra.One and he also made cameo appearances in Always Kabhi Kabhi and Love Breakups Zindagi.