shahrukh Khan Happy New Year
Shahrukh Khan's Happy New Yearfacebook/ HNY

Shahrukh Khan is riding high on the success of his Diwali release Happy New Year, which is already shaping up to be the biggest blockbuster of the year.

The actor shared his excitement on HNY's success on Twitter:

SRK in an interview talks about his upcoming movie Fan and revealed why he agreed to do Maneesh Sharma's movie.

"As an actor, I feel that having done a big film, Happy New Year, I wanted to do a cosy film which is intense and yet commercially viable. Maneesh came out of the blue and he reminded me of a subject he had narrated eight years ago," Times Of India reported.

"I was sitting with Adi (Aditya Chopra) and instantly agreed because I was in a happy state of mind," he added.

The Chak De India star also shared that he is not sure if Fan will cross the rupees 200 crore (rupees 2bn) mark.

He said: "I don't know whether the film (Fan) will do Rs 200 crores business or not, but I have to be in a similar state of mind as the director who wants to cast me. Five years back, a film I was supposed to do got cancelled and I called Ashutosh (Gowariker) and Ramu (Gopal Verma) but no one had any film for me. "

"The timing has to be right. What restricts my choice of films is the directors – they are the ones who cast me," said King Khan.

The Farah Khan directed HNY already grossed INR 45 crore (£4.57m) on the opening day itself, thereby smashing the opening-day record of Salman Khan's movie Kick and Aamir Khan's Dhoom 3.