Talking about him, Mahesh Manjrekar said, “My all time favorite actor is Ranbir Kapoor because he is an extraordinary actor. Salman I don’t even have to say because of the relationship I share with him and I love him as my brother. There is something very honest about it. One actor who I think has not done justice to his talent is Shah Rukh Khan. The problem is that he doesn’t want to break that shell. They want to be in the shell of comfort that this film of mine worked, that film worked, Lover Boy image. They now need to break that shell. Today people will say SRK key chali I will not say re. What Ranveer Singh or Ranbir Kapoor is doing, Shah Rukh Khan is doing. So why would people watch Shah Rukh Khan’s film? They will want to see Shah Rukh in a role where they will say, ‘Yeh roll shahrukh ka tha. Umra bhi adhikar hai, Apple Right. ‘ Somewhere I think, he should do something out of the box. And it will do a marvelous job. He is a wonderful actor. Ranveer Singh is a good actor but he is still in a few small ghats Sanju lagta hai thoda sa. It does both commercial cinema and character based. One actor who will go a long way is Ayush Sharma. ”
Somewhere Mahesh Manjrekar feels that Shah Rukh Khan needs to do something that is different from the image of his lover boy. While he also believes that the actor is a wonderful actor and his fans will remember him if he does something different on the big screen. Speaking of the director’s work, Mahesh Manjrekar is currently promoting ‘Antim: The Final Truth’ and is also working on OTT projects.