Shah Rukh Khan played bad guy in Baazigar and Darr; a good guy in Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge and Kuch Kuch Hota Hai; a historical figure in Asoka.

With Devdas, the actor makes an attempt to recreate the aura of the tragic figure brilliantly essayed by the likes of K L Saigal and Dilip Kumar in the past.

According to director Sanjay Leela Bhansali if he were to make Devdas again, he would "only cast SRK" in the stellar role. As an aside, actor Chandrachur Singh (Maachis) always dreamt of playing Devdas and expressed his disappointment when Khan bagged the coveted part.

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