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.