Shah Rukh Khan, who is leaving no stone unturned to ensure his multi-crore fantasy film, RA.One’s success, is believed to have almost donned the director’s hat too.
For an emotional sequence in the multi-crore film, the producer and lead actor was all set to step behind the camera, but it was his good friend, director Karan Johar, who eventually stepped in to bail out Shah Rukh and called the shots.
RA.One’s director, Anubhav Sinha reveals, “There was a big action sequence with 50 cars being blown up. The shoot got extended beyond the scheduled two days. So, the next set was getting postponed, and if we didn’t start it on time, the whole schedule would have been disturbed.”
Sinha adds that he asked Shah Rukh to take over the second shoot, so that both of them would direct at two sets simultaneously, with the director shuttling between both sets to ensure that work progressed smoothly.
Finally, Sinha suggested bringing Johar on board: “I asked Shah Rukh if we could request him to help us out, so that I wouldn’t need to shuffle between both sets. And Shah Rukh was confident that if he requested his friend, he’d definitely agree to come on board.”