Shahrukh is in touch with his office from Malaysia, where he is shooting for ‘Don2′, said Abbas. “Currently, he is in Malaysia. But he has seen the marketing plan of the film. He is continuously in contact with Red Chiiles because he wants to know what we are doing, what our ideas are to promote the film. He has also given us some ideas,” said Abbas. “Once you see the posters, which would be out soon, you will see how the Red Chillies’ look and feel has come into this film,” he added. Abbas also said he regards Shahrukh as his mentor.
He has always been around on the sets. He is the busiest person on this planet. Even in the middle of that, he used to find time for my film. That’s what makes him really interesting. He was there as a mentor in that sense, but he has not been a tormentor, Abbas laughed. Set in a high school, Always ‘Kabhi Kabhi’ captures the emotions of love, jealousy and pride that marks one’s school years. ‘It’s an adaptation of my play about a high school ‘Graffiti’, which I earlier wanted to turn into a graphic novel,’ Abbas said.