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SRK adds another dimension to RA.One

Star-producer tests his superhero blockbuster on 3D, satisfied with end-result, says director, to take final call on making RA.One a part-3D film soon. Read on for more details.

bollywood Updated: Jun 11, 2011 14:43 IST
Prashant Singh
Prashant Singh
Hindustan Times

Shah Rukh Khan isn’t leaving any stone unturned to ensure that his forthcoming superhero film takes its audience by storm. Now, the actor-producer is planning to turn RA.One’s action sequences into 3D. SRK, along with director Anubhav Sinha, saw portions of the footage that was test converted into 3D by Prime Focus Technologies on Wednesday. And to say the least, they loved it. "Yes, we watched it. And all of us, including Shah Rukh, were happy with it," says Sinha. The actor on his part, says that if the conversion, which is done in post-production "looks nice and I really hope it does, we are surely going ahead with it (the 3D plans)."

According to a source, though Shah Rukh is elated with the end result, he is still consulting his executive producers before taking the final call. "We need about 60 to 70 days to turn all the sequences into 3D. If we are ready with what we want on time, after handing over the VFX to Prime Focus, I will convert parts of RA.One into 3D, but not the entire film," says Shah Rukh. Though the conversion process will up the film’s already-sky-rocketing budget of an estimated R 150 crore even further, the actor is excited.

SRKEven as he and his team members mull over taking the final call, timing will be a major issue as the producer is adamant on releasing the film this Diwali. "So, besides the quality, schedules have to work out well too. Else, Shah Rukh will go ahead with the non-3D version," says a source. A highly placed official from Prime Focus too informs that SRK hasn’t got back to them about it yet. SRK remained unavailable for comment after the screening.

The superstar, on his part, has had to make a lot of tough decisions on the film’s post-production front. "My executive producers are in a quandary right now about several things. So I’m trying to micromanage everything. Sometimes, I too end up saying, ‘I don’t want to do this’ and ‘I want to go home,’" he laughs, before adding, "It has been a busy time for me, we have to finish it. It has been a difficult film to make." Apart from SRK, the science-fiction film, which has been under production for the last two years, stars Kareena Kapoor and Arjun Rampal in pivotal roles.

First Published: Jun 11, 2011 14:01 IST