Shahrukh Khan
Shahrukh Khan will play a double role in his upcoming movie, Fan. Getty Images

Shahrukh Khan, who is currently busy promoting his upcoming movie Happy New Year, will be seen in a double role in his next movie, Fan.

Fan is reportedly based on a story about a crazy fan who is keen on meeting the superstar he idolises.

According to Filmibeat, King Khan will portray the characters of a ruling superstar, inspired by his real self, and that of a common man, named Rahul. The character of Rahul is a huge fan of the superstar. Both will be lookalikes, with "one being blessed by luck as the other will be cursed by life."

The last time Khan played a double role was in Duplicate, in which he played the roles of a criminal as well as a naive chef.

Fan Movie Plot

The report also revealed the film's plot and the opening sequence.

According to the website, the film will be a humorous one revolving around the confusion created due to the identical characters and a series of funny incidents that follow.

The movie's opening scene will show Shahrukh Khan celebrating his birthday outside his house, Mannat, with a huge crowd cheering for him. The scene will also feature his lookalike character in the crowd, watching SRK with amazed eyes.

However, the shooting of the scene will not be done outside Shahrukh's Mannat, because of security reasons. A replica of his house will be created at a studio for the purpose.

A R Rehman will compose the music for the movie, while Ileana Dcuz is rumoured to be playing the role of the leading lady. However, there has been no official confirmation of these details by the producers.

Recently, the Happy New Year star revealed some details about his next film, Fan.

Khan said, "There are two girls in the film. It is a film where I don't think you need a big lady star. It is cosy interesting, different film. It is one of the challenging films that I have done in 20 years. We are still discussing as to how we can take it ahead. It is a story of a fan of a movie."

Directed by Maneesh Sharma, the movie Fan is scheduled to be released on 14 August, 2015.

SRK's Happy New Year is set for a Diwali release on 24 October, 2014.

Watch the official trailer here.