Anil Kapoor plays autistic role in ‘Yuvvraaj’November 13th, 2008 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 13 (IANS) After the success of “Taare Zameen Par”, now Anil Kapoor will be seen as an autistic in his forthcoming movie “Yuvvraaj”.”Anil plays elder brother to Salman and Zayed Khan. Subhash Ghai had been meaning to incorporate a physically-psychologically challenged character into his script for a long time. It was Anil who told Subhashji the story idea for ‘Yuvvraaj’,” a source told IANS.
If sources are to be believed Anil’s reference point in “Yuvvraaj” is Tom Hanks in “Forrest Gump”.
This isn’t the first time that Anil is playing an autistic role. In K. Vishwanath’s “Eeshwar” too he was cast as a slow, saintly man who wins over a village widow. Anil has self-admittedly copied Raj Kapoor in “Eeshwar”.
Shah Rukh Khan too plays an isolated Muslim suffering from an autistic disorder in Karan Johar’s “My Name Is Khan”.