Now it's Prof Shah Rukh for Karan Johar

Shah Rukh Khan and Karan Johar on the sets of 'My Name is Khan', their last film together (FILE)

Shah Rukh Khan will play a significant role in Karan Johar’s next film, according to sources close to the production.

The director, who is launching Mahesh Bhatt's daughter in “Student of the Year”, has ramped up old friend Khan’s performance from a cameo to a much bigger role, most likely as a professor. Khan is also the film’s producer.

“Rumours about SRK acting in KJo's next had been doing the rounds but Karan's constant silence about the film started giving people the impression that SRK was only planning to produce the film,” the Times of India quoted an unnamed source as saying.

“But actually, both SRK and Karan are co-producing the film, which will launch newcomers Varun Dhawan , Siddarth Malhotra and Aaliya Bhatt. SRK will play the role of one of the professors in the college. The role will not be limited to a cameo; it will be full-fledged one,” the source said.

Johar is reportedly taking a month-long break to travel abroad, where he hopes to finish the script of the movie and flesh out Khan’s character.

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