SRK: Giving a break!

By Hindustan Times

MUMBAI, Oct. 25 -- It's a known fact that Shah Rukh Khan studied at Jamia Millia Islamia university in Delhi. Last year, SRK launched ex-Jamia student Roshan Abbas as a director with Always Kabhi Kabhi. And now, even as the superstar gears up to act in childhood friend Anil Senior's ABCD, not many know that Anil was Shah Rukh's senior at Jamia during their student days.

"Yes, Shah Rukh was very impressed with the storyline of ABCD when Anil - who has also penned the script - narrated it to SRK. It's a coincidence that Anil was his senior at Jamia Millia. Although Shah Rukh feels it's a very well written script, he also comes up with inputs and suggestions whenever he can," says an insider close to the development of the project.

Anil earlier directed the 2008 dud Dil Kabaddi starring Irrfan, Konkona Sen Sharma and Rahul Bose. "Ever since, he has been focusing solely on the script of ABCD. The story is