Filmmaker Mani Ratnam has said that he often meets Shah Rukh Khan, but working with the star again would require the right script. They have earlier worked together in ‘Dil Se’. It also starred Manisha Koirala and Preity Zinta along with Shah Rukh.
Released in 1998, the film was directed by Mani Ratnam and he also co-produced it along with filmmakers Ram Gopal Varma and Shekhar Kapur. Set in the backdrop of insurgency in Assam, the film received several awards including two National Film Awards and six Filmfare Awards. It also won accolades at international film festivals and had a successful run at the box office.
Asked about the possibility of reuniting with Shah Rukh, Mani Ratnam told Pinkvilla, “You should ask Shah Rukh. I should have a script ready for him, that’s when I can go to him. So it’s all a function of a script. We just met each other in a function, that’s all. Like I am telling you it’s driven by an idea of a script. Once you have an idea for which Shah Rukh will be right, then I’ll go and ask him.”
Mani Ratnam is gearing up for the release of his next, ‘Ponniyin Selvan: I’, which features Aishwarya Rai and is an adaptation of author Kalki Krishnamurthy’s Tamil novel.