SRK re­places Ben Af­fleck as Bat­man?

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Front Page - Sa­marth Goyal sa­marth.goyal@htlive.com

The pro­duc­tion house be­hind the up­com­ing Bat­man movies star­ring Ben Af­fleck (right), have re­port­edly re­placed Af­fleck With In­dian ac­tor Shah Rukh Khan (far right), who has signed a three deal con­tract and will re­place Bat­man as the caped cru­sader.

“SRK will be re­plac­ing Ben as the Bat­man. It took quite some time to close the deal, but he has (SRK) has signed a three-film con­tract. It is go­ing to be in­ter­est­ing how the rest of the world re­acts to this cast­ing. In­dia is surely go­ing to cel­e­brate this,” says a source.

Af­fleck had stepped down as the di­rec­tor of the bat­man films, and there were re­ports that he is also plan­ning to pull out of the project as the ac­tor as well. Ac­cord­ing to the source, the mak­ers got the idea after ac­tor Hugh Jack­son said that Shah Rukh Khan will be the per­fect choice to carry for­ward the legacy of Wolver­ine. The source says, “They got the idea after Hugh said that SRK could play Wolver­ine. In­dian ac­tors are in de­mand right now. Fol­low­ing the suc­cess of ac­tors such as Priyanka Cho­pra and Deepika Padukone, they thought it will be a re­fresh­ing take to cast some­one of a dif­fer­ent eth­nic­ity as Bat­man.”

The source also re­vealed that pub­lic opin­ion on Af­fleck as the bil­lion­aire vig­i­lante forced the Os­car win­ning ac­tor to com­pletely with­draw from the project. “He (Ben Af­fleck) knew peo­ple weren’t happy with him as the Bat­man. So he de­cided to step away from the fran­chise.”

PHOTO: MITESH BHUVAD/PTI

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