Though the exterior of the house of the movie star Aaryan Khanna, played by SRK, is shown to be Mannat which is Shah Rukh Khan's real house, the interiors of the house were a film set. SRK denied permission to shoot inside his home.
The concept of Fan was developed in 2004 by Maneesh Sharma who came to visit SRK residence where he saw crazy fans were waiting to catch the glimpse of their star. By seeing this madness, the idea of making fan clicked in his mind and wanted to make film on it.
Visual effects of this film was executed by Shahrukh's own Redchillies VFX division . Shah Rukh Khan recently informed a popular daily newspaper that "The VFX in Fan is done like never before seen in the world. Twice Hollywood has strived to do what we have done in Fan and failed."
FAN is the 8th collaboration between Shah Rukh Khan & Yash Raj Films in 23 years. The powerhouse combination have worked together in many memorable movies and boasts of a 100% success rate at the box office.
FAN will release on a 15 April, 2016 which leads into a normal non-holiday weekend & week. The last time this happened for a full fledged movie starring Shah Rukh Khan was in 2008 when RAB NE BANA DI JODI released on 9 December, 2008. Consequently, both movies are produced by Yash Raj Films.
Fan movie is the story of a fan and his obsession with a movie star and both characters are played by Shah Rukh Khan himself but Shah Rukh Khan said in an interview, in real life fans should not be obsessed with their star icons.