Mumbai: Working at the breakneck speed for his most ambitious venture ‘Ra.One’, touted as the most expensive film in history of Indian cinema, Shah Rukh Khan is rightly called the King Khan of Bollywood.
With B-town rife of rumours stating that SRK’s superhero suit will cost Rs 1 crore, Shah Rukh clarifies that the real cost of the suit is much higher. Talking to a news daily about the hype surrounding his superhero costume, SRK clarified, “I keep reading in the papers that my costume is a million rupee costume. But it’s actually a million dollar costume — that’s four-and-a-half crore rupees per costume. And there’s not one costume, there are 20 such!”
Incidentally, SRK goes ahead and compares his ‘Ra.One’ costume to that of Spiderman, “Like the Spiderman suit, my costumes are specialised. They are not for style – you can’t wear them to parties. But yeah, you could probably wear G.One’s designer T-shirts."
When enquired about the budget of the film, SRK shifts focus on the storyline instead of the financial aspect of the film as he said, “‘Ra.One’ is a very real film, although it is in the genre of superhero-meets-genie in a bottle. I have tried not to keep it over-the-top or too ‘dialoguey’. It has real situations and authentic dialogue.”
Talking about his role in the film SRK said, “I play a very genuine South Indian character in the movie. I’ve been thinking about the poster of the movie and I think the film can be put in one line as ‘Every father wants to be a hero to his son’. So even though the film is about a superhero, it is also a family film.”
“Kareena (Kapoor) is my wife in the movie, we have a kid and we are a regular family – there is a lot of comedy, happiness and bonding, until all hell breaks loose. And then, there is action, which you hopefully have never seen before, at least in an Indian movie,” he said.