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Why Zac Efron chose 'The Greatest Showman' for his musical comeback

Why Zac Efron chose 'The Greatest Showman' for his musical comeback

"They're your real riches in life". "The other very clear message is one of family - whether that is your immediate family or just the people around you that love you". That's right! In a recent interview with Mumbai Mirror, Hugh Jackman revealed how he turned to Shah Rukh Khan for inspiration for his grand role in his latest fantasy film 'The Greatest Showman'.

Hugh considers Shah Rukh to be Bollywood's greatest Showman. It took a long time, but Jackman's faith paid off: along with a starry ensemble that includes Michelle Williams and Zac Efron, Showman ended up securing the services of Oscar-winning songwriting duo Pasek and Paul, and as a showcase for its leading man's non- Logan abilities, it ended up being thoroughly well-timed. He enjoys a loyal and ever-expanding fan base for the past 25 years and SRK has found a fan in Hollywood star Hugh Jackman.

Still, he'd leave a bit of leeway if he was offered a musical with a great score.

The film, according to Jackman and Gracey, also underwent an important change after the 2016 presidential election. Originally a throw-away jingle with a banjo accompaniment, the song became a tearful showstopper sung by the film's bearded lady.

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"All the songs in this movie are so handsome, and at any point in your life, you can connect and get something from them", Zendaya told the audience before the movie opened. The film, they think, will represent the ideal that Barnum worked so hard to realize through his work-that celebrating differences of all kinds could bring Americans together in a meaningful way. For just over two hours, we're plunged into a storybook-like world of PT Barnum and his showbiz imaginations.

This article written by Senior Editor, Tim Baker, was excerpted from Newsweek Special Edition: The Circus.

The legendary ringmaster and huckster P.T. Barnum probably never even uttered the phrase he's most famous for, "There's a sucker born every minute".


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