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KJo, Aditya Chopra refused to direct RA.One

Shah Rukh Khan told Preity Zinta on Up Close and Personal with PZ that he had approached his friends Karan Johar and Aditya Chopra to direct his mega-budget RA.One but they chickened out. Read on...

bollywood Updated: Oct 19, 2011 18:15 IST
Shah Rukh Khan

Shah Rukh Khan says he had approached his friends Karan Johar and Aditya Chopra to direct his mega-budget RA.One but they chickened out.



"I went to all directors to make this film (RA.One) and even my own friends like Karan or Aditya. They all are lallu (idiots) I say. I wanted to do something more than a romantic comedy," Shah Rukh told his friend, actress Preity Zinta on UTV Stars' Up Close and Personal with PZ.



The 45-year-old, who plays a superhero in the film which is releasing on October 26, is hoping for positive things for the project. It is directed by Anubhav Sinha.



"I have been informed that I am officially broke and RA.One has turned out to be one of the most expensive films. If this film does well, it will go down the history and will be remembered. I am glad I have bought something to India which has never been seen before... I am very inspired by Krish and Drona," he said.



RA.One also features Arjun Rampal and Kareena Kapoor, with a cameo by superstar Rajinikanth and a special voiceover by Amitabh Bachchan.



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