Yash Chopra: India Has Never Seen Anything Like Ra.One Before
By: Komal Nahta
Koimoi caught up with master filmmaker Yash Chopra after he attended a special cast and crew screening of Shah Rukh Khan’s Ra.One on Sunday (23rd October). Incidentally, Yash Chopra was only one of the three selected people who got to watch the film, besides the superhero film’s cast and crew. The other two were Yashji’s wife, Pamela, and director-producer Karan Johar.
Following are excerpts from the conversation where Chopra talks about how Ra.One will change the face of Hindi cinema and about his plans for his next Shah Rukh Khan starrer.
Ra.One Has A Highlight Every Minute
Shah Rukh Khan has done a job that is unprecedented in Hindi cinema. And the good thing is that the film does not have just high-end visual effects wizardry, but also packs in a lot of emotional punches. After the first fifteen minutes are over, every sequence of the movie is a highlight.
Shah Rukh Khan Will Change All
Shah Rukh Khan must be commended for the massive scale and superior quality of the visual effects he has included in Ra.One, something which is unprecedented in Indian cinema. This film stands a very good chance of changing the face of Hindi cinema forever, especially because the Indian audience has never seen something like this before.
My Love Story Film Can Wait
Asked when he would start his film starring Shah Rukh Khan, the filmmaker revealed, “I told Shah Rukh to come when he is done with all this marketing stuff for Ra.One. Shah Rukh Khan told me, he would come and meet me on 1st November to discuss the dates. But I told him, there was no need to come and meet me, I would wait for as long as he felt relaxed enough to shoot the new film. Come when you are completely free and relaxed.”
Shah Rukh Khan Starrer Yet Untitled
Speaking about the title of his new venture, Chopra revealed, “It is still untitled. It’s never easy to arrive at a title. Even in the case of my last film, Veer-Zaara, I was undecided about the title till the last moment. Only when the censors said that they couldn’t certify a film that was named ‘Production Number so and so’, that I quickly finalised the name, Veer-Zaara. I have yet to think up a suitable title for my new film.”