We already know that RA.One is one of the most eagerly anticipated movies of the year, but what no one knows yet is that Shah Rukh Khan’s superhero fantasy film could well make a bigger dhamaka this Diwali as the actor-producer plans to release it in 3D format. A few studios have already approached SRK for the 3D format of RA.One, which is being directed by Anubhav Sinha.
Ever since SRK and Sinha started work on RA.One, curiosity about the film has only increased with each passing day. Moreover, given the genre and content of the movie, the focus will mainly be on its action scenes and visual effects for which SRK is believed to have invested a lot of money in setting up the infrastructure at his post-production house to create world class visual effects to match international standards.
It is learnt that after the film’s release was pushed from early June to October end owing to extensive special effects, a few post-production companies approached SRK’s Red Chillies Entertainment to convert the live action film into a 3D format. A source associated with the SRK-Kareena Kapoor-Arjun Rampal movie revealed that the team was pretty excited on hearing that Hollywood post-production studios have evinced an interest in transforming RA.One into 3D format.
"Even though we have shot in the standard live action format, we all think it would be cool to have the film in 3D. It is not just specialist teams from the West but also our very own Prime Focus that has initiated discussions on how they plan to convert the film to 3D. SRK and Anubhav will decide on the 3D details after the post-production is more or less complete," says our source who is closely associated with the film.
Director Sinha says, “Right now, the whole post-production work on the film is taking place at various levels. Although we have been approached, we haven’t yet taken a call on the conversion.” He adds that they would be in a better position to decide on converting the film into 3D once the post-production is complete by April end.
“But of course, we’ll first need to see the tests to have a better perspective of what kind of 3D look they have in mind for our film. Depending on that we shall take a call on whether to convert it or stick to the live action format we have already shot,” concludes the director of the Rs 150 crore VFX extravaganza.