Saturday, March 22, 2008

Shah Rukh Khan Planning to Make Most Expensive Film of India

Shah Rukh Khan is going to make the most expensive film ever made in India. The Bollywood King recently expressed that the film would be produced by his own production house Red Chillies Entertainment. On his tour to Berlin to attend a film festival last week, Mr. Khan talked about the movie to entertainment magazine "Variety". He is planning to include world’s best technicians in the project in order to make it the best ever visual effect (VFX) film made in India. With a whopping budge of $25 million, the movie is definitely going to the most expensive movie of Indian cinema.

Shah Rukh Khan has already offered Hollywood special effect specialist, Charles Darby of Matrix fame, to work on this project. Mr. Khan revealed that he was also talking with distribution house Eros International, the distributor of Khan’s last year mega hit Om Shanti Om, regarding his big project. Reports have it that the story of the movie is related to Children.

India Times reported:

"We are dedicating the next eight or nine months to taking the best technicians from around the world and asking them to help us make the best VFX film India has ever made," Khan said. "It will be madcap, over the top. I want it to be as beautiful as 'Spider-Man' in terms of effects," he said.

The story of the film is reportedly about children who wish for bad things but get a reality check when they start coming true. Director Anubhav Sinha, who has helmed films like `Cash' and `Dus', is expected to direct the film.

Darby has worked on special effects laden Hollywood films like `The Matrix' and `Minority Report' and recently launched a studio for special effects in Mumbai.

I think, Shah Rukh Khan has the ability to take up such a huge project. Shah Rukh Khan is now a super star in India. However, fame did not come easily to this actor. In fact, Shah Rukh Khan had gone through a series of struggles before he finally rose to stardom in the industry. So, he knows very well how to bring out success. Moreover, Shah Rukh Khan may not have problem to arrange all the resources needed to take up such project. So, if he goes on with his current idea of making the most expensive movie of India, I think, he will be succeeded.