Thursday 18th April 2024
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Kamal Hassan trains King Khan

Given that Padmashri Kamal Haasan, also known as Ulaga Nayagan (Universal hero), is known for his versatility and the ability to pull of all kinds of stunts, from playing a dual role of a set of circus performers in Apoorva Sagodharargal, to his 10 roles in Dasavathaaram.
All that, alongside a strong friendship between Kamal and Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan, it seems that the latter has been asking the former, for advice about his upcoming home production, the Sci-Fi children’s movie, Ra.One, said to feature Jackie Chan (Rush hour), Arjun Rampal (Om Shanti Om) and Kareena Kapoor (3 idiots). There is a London shoot anticipated for the film, which has dialogue written by Niranjan Iyengar, who also worked with Khan in Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna, Kal ho naa ho and My name is Khan.
With the movie Ra.One making news, while still being in it’s early production stages, especially with Senegalese American R&B singer Akon (Lonely) being involved in the soundtrack and Khan throwing him a huge party in Mumbai. The party that took place in Khan’s home, the famous tourist location, ‘Mannat’ in Mumbai and Kamal flew down to attend.
A source from the Khan camp shared: “While Shahrukh plays a super hero in Ra. One, he’s amazed by the hard work, meticulous planning, astonishing cinematography and breathtaking graphics that Kamal brought to Dasavatharam. He has been asking the veteran actor about how to make a stunning film with great special effects. That’s the reason why Kamal was spotted at Shahrukh’s party last week. Shah Rukh has huge plans for Ra One and has been meeting Kamal Haasan regularly to bounce off ideas for his pet project. Shah Rukh and Kamal have known each other since their Hey Ram days. The two have kept in touch. King Khan respects Kamal as an actor and loves his style of film-making. The two superstars are quite fond of each other.”
Mushtaq Shiekh, co-screenwriter for Ra.One was coy about the news: "I don’t know if Kamalsaab is helping Shahrukh with the film but I am not surprised to see him in Mannat because Shahrukh has been maintaining a consistent connection with him."
As with My name is Khan, which broke many box office records, no doubt Ra.One will attract worldwide audiences, who will be delighted to see Super-Star Shakrukh imbibing an unusual role of Super-Hero with Super-Powers.