Why was Shah Rukh Khan in a perpetually bad mood on 'Raees' sets?

Shah Rukh Khan reveals that he seemed to be in an exceptionally bad mood on the sets of Raees because his character demanded that he get into a certain mode.

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Shah Rukh Khan on the sets of Raees. Pic/Bipin Kokate
Shah Rukh Khan on the sets of Raees. Pic/Bipin Kokate

"I am not really a method actor but this role was so intense that I had to get into a certain zone. I am not the kind of person that this character is, so I would try and be like him even when I was not in front of the camera. After about two months of shooting for 'Raees', my cameraman hesitatingly asked me, 'Sir why are you looking so upset these days? We feel scared to approach you."

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"To think someone who knows me for years would think like this, I was amused. He has seen me on all the sets, including 'Don'. This is the first time he said something of this sort to me. Even the director Rahul Dholakia told me that you seem to be in a really bad mood most of the time on the sets. I had to tell them that I have to do this to be able to get what the character is like."

"If I start talking to people and be like what I generally am on the sets, it would really be difficult for me to get into the character that I play. It is fascinating but this is the first time I feel that I have actually attempted method acting to this extent," he says.

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