Martin Scorsese, DiCaprio on board for SRK’s ‘Xtrme City’

Updated: Mar 02, 2011, 18:41 PM IST

Spicezee Bureau

Mumbai: Bollywood is all set to rub shoulders with the heavyweights of Hollywood. Believe it or not, buzz has it that Shah Rukh Khan has roped in the legendary Martin Scorsese to co-produce his dream Bollywood-Hollywood project, ‘Xtrme City’.

Coming from SRK`s friend and ‘Ra.One’ screenwriter Mushtaq Shiekh, ‘Xtrme City’ is already making waves because of its international cast and crew. According to the reports, it’s been revealed that the film would also star Hollywood superstar Leonardo DiCaprio!

Speaking to a daily, Mushtaq Shiekh said, “It`s true. We are all elated. This is the best news I have heard in a long time. Martin loved the script and it meant the world to me as the writer of the film along with Paul Schrader. But when he comes in as the producer of the project, then I am thrilled as it takes the film to another level completely. Inshaallah, all goes well from here onwards. Fingers and all parts of the body crossed.”

After many delays and glitches, the project is finally underway. A source added, “The sheer logistics of merging two great film-making cultures seemed overwhelming, until a secret meeting took place on February 12 at last year`s Berlin Film Festival between SRK, Leo, Martin, David, Paul and Karan Johar when Shah Rukh was in Berlin for the world premiere of ‘My Name Is Khan’ and the H-Town actor-director duo were there for the premiere of their Shutter Island premiere the following night."

The union between the cinema stalwarts from different parts of the globe was a high-energy affair. The source added, “The meet-and-greet over coffee was simply intended to break the ice between the international artists who admired and respected each other`s work. It quickly turned into a high-energy encounter. Topics of discussion included Scorsese`s love for Bollywood cinema and the need for the preservation of its classic works.”

Well, a long awaited mega Bollywood-Hollywood dream is one the verge of reality. Our best wishes for the new found camaraderie!