Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan was at an event in Mumbai lately, where he unveiled the trailer of Marathi romantic drama 'Smile Please'. At the trailer launch, the ever witty actor shared some light moments with designer-turned-filmmaker Vikram Phadnis.
He said, "To me whoever becomes a filmmaker becomes very dear. So, I was very thrilled when he made his first film. I just hope his goodness and creativity is taken over to cinema, so all of us can have a lot of beautiful films to watch. Today, I asked Vikram, 'Have you made a nice film or not?' Not that I am someone who should be right now credited with making good films or not. But what the hell? If you work for so many years, you can be a bit patronising. I told him to make an action or comedy film and he said he made it from his heart. There is no better film in the world when it comes from the heart. I hope the film reaches to more people."
SRK added, “Sometimes the purpose of film and storytelling is to invoke a feeling of compassion, love, togetherness and goodness. Inspite of all the emotional upheavals that we might face, I think that any story or film reminds us that in our journey, how much ever ups and downs there maybe, we are not alone. And we should always carry this message in our heart no matter how much we have to struggle.”
Phadnis talked about the movie. He said, "The meaning of 'Smile Please' is that everybody has struggles, be it emotional, physical, mental or financial struggles, but when you say smile please to that person, half your battle is won." The film’s story revolves around a very successful female photographer and how she reaches the pinnacle of success and then hits rock bottom.