Shahrukh Khan is amazed that his fans are confusing the title of his upcoming project Ra. One with Mani Ratnam's Raavan. Call it Ra. One or Raavan, it sounds the same. However the Baadshah of Bollywood has decided to clear the air once and for all. "Abhishek's Raavan is different from our Ra. One. Our film will release later this year. It's very different from Mani sir's Raavan," he clarifies. Raavan is ace director Mani Ratnam's upcoming big budget bilingual tentatively titled Raavana in Tamil.
The film, said to be the modern adaptation of the epic Ramayana, revolves around Raavan, the ruler of Lanka, who kidnapped Sita. The story culminates with Sita supporting Raavan instead of Rama, who suspects her chastity after having spent so much time in Raavana's custody. Vikram plays the villain. Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai are the lead pair in Hindi, while Vikram will play the lead opposite Aishwarya in Tamil.
Music is by Oscar winner A.R. Rahman. SRK's Ra. One is a science fiction and superman-based subject with Kareena Kapoor in the lead role. Wielding the megaphone for this venture is Anubhav Sinha. In his latest tweets, Shahrukh Khan has also confirmed that ace Hollywood actor Jackie Chan will not be a part of his film.
"No Jackie Chan in Ra. One. That's final now," he posted on Twitter. Shahrukh also wrote, "Akon song in the film. May do video later. Don't know. We have international VFX team working with our own."
"Like to do my stunts It's scary but I do them. I am just a regular guy doing an irregular job so no reason not to be grounded," he added. Ra. One is produced by Shahrukh Khan under his home production banner Red Chillies Entertainment.