Filming on anticipated superhero action flick Ra.One got underway on March 24th, and the main thing on star Shah Rukh Khan’s mind, according to his Twitter account, was making sure he was on set on time for the first day:
have to go now. first day at shoot & all. let me impress my ppl that i land up on time..at least on the first day.
Ra.One is expected to break new ground in terms of special effects and stunts for a Bollywood film, with Shah Rukh Khan taking on the avatar of Shekar, a software engineer who as a video-game hero must battle Ra.One, a techno monster he creates. In order to save mankind, Khan’s character is rumoured to have to take to the skies and fight with ten maniacal villains that represent the ten heads of the Hindu demon king Raavan. For his superhero role in the film Shah Rukh has also been working hard to regain his famous six pack abs, first displayed in Om Shanti Om.
Joining Khan in the confirmed cast of the film, helmed by director Anubhav Sinha, are Kareena Kapoor, reportedly playing a ‘trendy’ mother character, and Arjun Rampal as the villain of the piece. Vishal-Shekar will be providing a rocking soundtrack and R’n’B star Akon has already visited India to collaborate on a track for the film.
Previous reports had stated that Jackie Chan and Aishwarya Rai would also have roles in the film — both rumours that Shahrukh has laid to rest through his Twitter account.
no jackie chan in ra.1 thats final now
no film yet with aish.
Following the completion of the first day’s filming on Ra.One SRK once again took to his favourite social networking site to share his thoughts on the day’s work:
first day…first shot. fantastic unit…nikolai,neha,andy,spiro,amy,sabu cyril & jeff. kareena was a pleasure always so gung ho about work.
missed my workout…was too happy that we started the film. cant wait to show u all the stuff..but will have to wait sometime for the site.
gung ho means eager & enthusiastic. everytime i face camera i realise there is no place i rather be than acting.love it so even after 20 yrs.