Friday, 11 June 2010

Shahrukh Khan latest movie Ra.One will be filmed in London - Hotel Rafayel chosen as a London base

Ra.One (also called Ra.1) is an upcoming Bollywood science-fiction superhero film directed by Anubhav Sinha. The film, which features Shahrukh Khan, Kareena Kapoor and Arjun Rampal, will be produced under Khan's production company, Red Chillies Entertainment. The film is scheduled to be released in early 2011.

Shah Rukh is for the first time stepping into the realm of sc-fi and superheroes and he wants to get everything just right. As the insider puts it,
"SRK is very attached to Ra.1's script as this movie will have him do a lot of high octane action. Moreover this techno-savvy project is for his kids. It will be a drastic change from his romantic hero image on screen."

The next schedule of Badshaah of Bollywood Shah Rukh Khan’s ambitious project ‘Ra.1’ kicked off at Mumbai’s Filmistan Studio to be followed in London.

Ra.1 (i.e.Random Access Version One) is an animation based Hindi film starring Shahrukh Khan,Kareena Kapoor and will be directed by Anubhav Sinha.Shooting starts in Mid-April 2010 and is expected to Release End-2010 or Early-2011.

Shahrukh Khan,on his Twitter Account said,the Movie is based on Gaming,Bad Guys and Super Heroes.In the movie Shahrukh Khan plays the role of a Gaming Freak who falls in Love With Kareena Kapoor.

Chunks of the Movie will be shot in London near Battersea Power station including Hotel Rafayel Japanese terrace.The film will be produced by Gauri Khan (Red Chillies Entertainment) and the Visual Effects of the movie will be done by Red Chillies VFX team.


Directed byAnubhav Sinha
Produced by Shahrukh Khan
Gauri Khan
Written byDavid Benullo

StarringShahrukh Khan
Kareena Kapoor
Arjun Rampal
Raghava Lawrence

Music byVishal-Shekhar
CinematographyUeli Steiger
Distributed byRed Chillies Entertainment
Release date(s)Early 2011



This film will reportedly have "breathtaking" stunts from Shahrukh Khan. The special effects team is being hired from Hollywood. Khan has already started working out to prepare himself to be able to perform the "daring" stunts for the film. Khan is now set to go flying in the sky to save mankind in this film. At a press conference that welcomed Akon to India, he revealed that his character can "solidify" electricity and that his team was working on making this possible on screen. He also referred to his character as "Jeevu", suggesting perhaps a double role.


The shooting will primarily take place in Film City, Mumbai and London (Hotel Rafayel has been selected as London base). In March 2010, Khan tweeted that the shooting of the film had officially begun.

Kareena Kapoor plays the female lead alongside Khan in the film (the duo were last paired opposite each other in Asoka (2001)) whilst Arjun Rampal will be seen as the villain.

During an appearance on the chat show Friday Night with Jonathan Ross, Khan stated that Jackie Chan was "approached for a role in the film". Khan had reportedly sent Chan the detailed script of the film, along with the action sequences and a brief synopsis of his character.He later confirmed on Twitter that Chan would not be part of Ra.1.

Akon and Khan reportedly met in Los Angeles, USA. It was reported that Akon, besides singing one song, would also form part of the cast. However, Sinha later explained that Akon would "only [be] singing for our film [and] not acting". Akon arrived in India on March 8, 2010, and recorded the song with composers Vishal-Shekhar on March 9 and 10. His arrival was supposedly kept "very hush-hush".

The film is scheduled to release in early 2011.

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