The wait is over for fans worldwide as Indian cinema presents 2016’s most anticipated action thriller, Yash Raj Films’ Fan, releasing in cinemas worldwide on 15th April 2016. Produced by Aditya Chopra and directed by award-winning filmmaker, Maneesh Sharma, Fan is a taut action thriller that examines society’s fixation with celebrity, where the line between reality and fantasy can sometimes become blurred.
A gripping observation of the darker side of celebrity obsession, Fan presents Bollywood’s most celebrated actor, Shah Rukh Khan, in a double role as superstar and fan, balancing two character roles to perfection. The actor’s look as a twenty-something, doppelganger fan for the film was created by renowned, Hollywood special effects makeup artist, Greg Cannom – nine-time Academy Award nominee and three-time Oscar winner for the looks he created in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Mrs. Doubtfire and Dracula. In 2005, Cannom received a Technical Achievement Award from the Academy for the development of specially modified silicone material used for makeup applications in motion pictures. For Fan, 3D scanning was implemented as part of the process to create Shah Rukh Khan’s young man look in the film.
In keeping with the theme of the movie, filming locations included one of the world’s most iconic tribute destinations to the world of celebrity, Madame Tussauds London, providing a pivotal backdrop to the deadly chase that ensues when a fan’s love of his idol turns sinister, with potentially fateful consequences. The slick, high-octane thriller presents Indian cinema at its most innovative, complemented by an energised soundtrack courtesy of music composers Vishal Shekhar, while Italian composer Andrea Guerra, noted for his film scores for Facing Windows, Hotel Rwanda and The Pursuit of Happiness among others, has crafted the background score.