Ra.One (also called Ra.1) is an upcoming Bollywood science-fiction superhero film directed by Anubhav Sinha. The film features Shahrukh Khan, who is today considered to be the world's most successful movie star, with an estimated wealth of over US$ 540 million. Being shot in Mumbai and London, Ra.One is being scheduled for release in early 2011. The Hotel Rafayel, situated at Falcon Wharf on the south bank of the River Thames near Battersea has been chosen as the London base for the filming.
The Hotel Rafayel Battersea – opened in December to be London’s first luxury hotel that has embraced cutting-edge green technologies creating minimal environmental impact without compromising on 5-star luxury, quality or comfort.
Utilising property developer Iqbal Latif’s own green principles and partnering with global electronics giant Philips, Hotel Rafayel has become one of the first hotels to adopt a strategy to minimize its environmental impact through the proactive use of low emissions technology, setting a high “green” benchmark for future luxury hotels, and so it isn't difficult to see why the Hotel has been specifically chosen as the London base for the shooting of Ra.One.
L-R: Mr Latif,Shahrukh Khan, Karim Morani
Chunks of the movie will be shot in London near Battersea Power station, as well as actually on Hotel Rafayel's Japanese terrace and Banyan Restaurant too although the Hotel is relatively young, it is difficult to think of a more prestigious testimony than being the London base for the world's biggest film star's latest production.