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2 Nov

Trailer out: Shah Rukh Khan’s ‘Zero’ appears to be a blockbuster

Shah Rukh Khan has turned 53 today. And on this special occasion the Badshah of Bollywood satiated his fans’ desires by releasing the trailer of his much-awaited movie, Zero.

Needless to say the trailer — which has super hit written all over it —  trailer has exceeded our expectations. Packed with powerful performances by lead stars Shah Rukh Khan, Anushka Sharma and Katrina Kaif, it’s a treat to watch.

The three-minute trailer shows Bauua Singh (Shah Rukh Khan), who is vertically challenged, falling head over heels in love with Aafia Yusufzai Bhinder (Anushka Sharma) – a scientist suffering from cerebral palsy and is wheelchair bound. The two spark a connection as their respective disabilities complement each other. As Bauua Singh rightfully puts it, “Agar uske sath hota na tou zindagi barabari ki kat’ti [Life would be in a balance if I had been with her]”.

 

 

The story, however, takes a 180 degree paradigm shift when Bauua meets a troubled superstar played by Katrina Kaif, who finds solace in him. Her sizzling presence and charismatic aura is in complete contrast with sweet and simple Aafia and we are eagerly waiting to find out if and why Bauua leaves Aafia for her.

The trailer is full of quirky one-liners and SRK in his signature style has won over our hearts with statement punchlines that will be remembered for years to come. In one scene when Anushka’s character asks Bauua, “Tumhein kese laga k tum mujhse shadi ker skte ho? [What made you think you can marry me?], he responds “Shadi kis ne kerni thy, hamare yahan plot dekhne k paisay thori lagte hein… [Who wants to marry, one doesn’t need to pay to check something out].”

 

 

The trailer gives us a sneak peek into quintessential SRK moments such as a star gazing shot [Kuch Kuch Hota Hai] and a floor slide during a dance sequence [Main Hoon Na]. Seeing both the female leads in bridal outfits, we think perhaps Bauua will return to Aafia when Katrina calls him ‘Zero’ only to find out Aafia has left for a space mission? The last shot of a space shuttle launch with Bauua saying that he went for the moon has definitely left us intrigued.

To find out what chain of events will lead Bauua to be torn between two women, we have to wait till December 21.

Meanwhile, here’s the trailer:

 

Syeda Zehra

The author is Assistant Editor at Something Haute. A journalist by profession, the writer has a penchant for films, fashion and music.