Supersized Budget for SRK’s Superhero Film

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Posted on September 13th, 2010 in Movies, News

Leave it to the King Khan himself to leave no stone unturned, especially for his own home production Ra.One. The upcoming film is being hailed as one of the most expensive films in Hindi cinema history.

Rumour had it that Shah Rukh Khan’s superhero rubber suit cost Rs 1 crore, but SRK set the record straight. “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!”

That would amount to an unimaginable total of Rs 100 crores for the costumes alone. Not only that, but the Badshaah of Bollywood added that “There are costumes for Ra.One’s character too”, leading us to believe that Ra.One will truly be unlike any other film we’ve seen released in India. “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.”

Khan also gave a little bit more background on the plot of the film. “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. 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,” he insists. “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.”

Whether or not the budget is as colossal as it seems, Ra.One sounds like it is an interesting venture, a movie that one and all should keep a keen eye on. We know we will here at BollySpice.com so stay tuned for all the latest news!

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