However, he's not trying to get into Bachchan's shoes and is instead expected to be on the hot seat opposite the senior host. If insiders are to be believed, then the Diwali special of the show will have Shah Rukh as the special guest.
Incidentally, the star was a part of the first season on a New Year's special episode 11 years back. An insider says, "If all goes well then Shah Rukh will be shooting for the Diwali special episode with Bachchan.
This season, the show had many guests who have been part of the show already on various occasions. However, Diwali is one of the biggest festivals here and the way the show is turning out, a big star like Shah Rukh Khan is a good choice."
The source adds, "Also it helps SRK, as his ambitious 'Ra.One' will be releasing at the same time and the actor's making sure that he grabs as many eyeballs as possible. And this show with its high TRPs is ideal."