Shah Rukh Khan was Anurag Kashyap's senior in college. Photograph:( WION )
Anurag Kashyap and Shah Rukh Khan may belong to different cinematic universes but the filmmaker is determined to make at least one film with the superstar in his lifetime.
Incidentally, SRK and Kashyap, who know each other since their Delhi University days, came close to working on two occasions but ultimately couldn't.
While speaking to PTI, Kashyap said the 52-year-old actor was keen to work with him in No Smoking, a film which eventually went to John Abraham.
"He wanted to do No Smoking'and he was very upset when I went away from him. I also went to him with Allwyn Kalicharan. I wanted to do that with him and a big superstar from Hollywood. Everything was almost done but then again (it didn't happen).
"But we will work together. I won't go anywhere without making a film with Shah Rukh Khan... I will write a film that will lure him. He should be attracted to it, he should be dying do the film," he said.
Calling his relationship with SRK "strange", the director said he is in awe of the actor.
"He is my senior from university, he has been there like a big brother helping me. He is super successful. When he loves you, he approaches things like, in my struggling years, (he used to tell me), 'if you do what I tell you to do, your problems will disappear'. But I didn't want him to make my life," he said.
Kashyap also mentioned that he can fight with anyone but Shah Rukh.
"He is the only guy I can never speak up to. I can fight with the world but not him. If he scolds me, I'll sit in a corner and cry. He is someone I have this love for. I love him to death," he said.
The director revealed SRK often pokes fun at him, bullies him but he is charming as well.
(With inputs from PTI)