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KJo, Aditya Chopra refused to direct RA.One

IANS  New Delhi, October 13, 2011
First Published: 19:31 IST(11/10/2011) | Last Updated: 18:15 IST(19/10/2011)

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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