It`s time to showcase Indian superheroes, says Shah Rukh
Mumbai: With the release of his upcoming sci-fi film `Ra.One`, superstar Shah Rukh Khan feels that Indian cinema would get its own superhero, pushing imported `Batmans` and Harry Potters to the back seat.
"This film is one of its kinds and I am saying this from my 20 years of experience in Indian cinema. We all in the entertainment industry do look at it as something that will take Indian films forward, not because I have made it and not because all of us are part of it.
"Its important that Indian films go forward, why get into things like from where it has been copied and whether it is like Batman or not?," Shahrukh told reporters here last night.
"We all are going to have Indian superheroes and not only me, there are going to be other actors who are going to make this genre possible. The only country in the world that has superhero films is America, why it should be so? We are the largest film-producing nation in the world, why should we not have a superhero? Whether it is Drona, Krrish or my film... or ten more such films that will come," he said.
`Ra.One` has been directed by Anubhav Sinha and produced under the banner of Khan`s Red Chillies Entertainment.
"With this film we have taken the technology forward and we should be proud of it. I think we need to make films like Harry Potter, Batman and Superman here," Shahrukh said.
The movie will see Shahrukh playing `G.One` and Arjun Rampal as the villain `Ra.One`.
"All superhero films are same - there is a superhero, there is a super villain and then he dies. And this Dusshera you will see the mythological Raavan getting killed in 3D. I am sure you will like it. Yes, the film looks like all the movies in this world. But yet I would say it is a unique film," Khan said.
The movie also stars Kareena Kapoor, Shahana Goswami, Dilip Tahil and Chinese-American actor Tom Wu.