Kolkata, Oct 20(Calcutta Tube / IBNS) Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan made it clear that he wasn’t the least bit bothered about competition.
The Bollywood Badshah, who had been in the city to promote his upcoming venture Ra One maintained a candid demeanour while explaining that he was not bothered about leaving anyone behind and only cared about doing the best work for himself.
“I am Shah Rukh Khan and I am very happy to be me. All I really care about is my work and I am not really bothered if I am leaving someone behind,” Shah Rukh said.
Shah Rukh appeared to very upbeat about his next film and claimed that it was aimed at revolutionising the very flow of film making in the country.
“Ra One is not just a film that is important for me but I believe it is important for our film industry as a whole as it will be a new landmark. It will appeal to the sensibilities of the people who want us to achieve technical brilliance on par with international films,” he remarked.
Shah Rukh flaunted his confidence by going a little further to say, “I don’t want to sound arrogant but I don’t think this will be a flop.”
With a budget of Rs 125 crores Ra One is all set to become one of the largest movies of recent time and is touted as a film of Hollywood level special effects produced by the team who created Pirates of the Caribbean series.
“There are 5 action sequences including a car chase the likes of which Indian movies have never shown before and there is also a train action sequence,” Shah Rukh said.
Arjun Rampal, who is set to slip into the shoes of the main antagonist Ra One in the theatres coming Friday, was equally exuberant about his work for which he had trained hard and long.
“I worked really hard for Ra One and it has been a great experience for me,” Arjun said.
“I always knew that he (Arjun Rampal) will play Ra One and he has worked really hard to get that eight pack and he has even worked a lot on his voice. You will not hear his usual voice in this movie,” Shah Rukh said.
Shah Rukh remained optimistic about the success of Ra One and hinted at a possible sequel if this movie is able to generate the required returns.
“I really want to make a bigger and better sequel to this movie but let’s see what happens with Ra One and then I can decide,” Shah Rukh remarked.
(Reporting by Arnab Chakraborty)