SRK WANTS CHAN , TUCKER TO SHOOT IN INDIA
The actor says that he will be involved with the sequel to Rush Hour in some way; production if not acting
Actor Shah Rukh Khan was in conversation with Hollywood filmmaker Brett Ratner (of Rush Hour series and X-Men: The Last Stand fame) at the 60th San Francisco Film Festival on Friday. We caught up with SRK, who was also honoured at the event, for a quick chat about the meeting with Ratner and his Hollywood dream. Yes, whenever he has a film. He was asking me, ‘what role should I pen you in?’ I said, ‘it can be whichever role and I’ll do it.’ But we’ll see how things go. But one thing I did request him for is that whether it’s with me (in the Rush Hour sequel) or not, he must get Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker to shoot in India because Rush Hour is all over the world. And it’s high time that such a wonderful, beautiful actioncomedy film came to India. And in some way or the other, I’ll get involved. I’ll do the production for him, if I am not acting (in it). Brett is very gracious and sweet. When he said that, it’s not to compare me to any of those wonderful stars that he mentioned. But he kept on saying that my body of work is quite varied over the last 25 years and he respects that a lot. So, I think that’s his way of showing appreciation for that fact that I’ve done different kinds of roles. In no way whatsoever do I think that I’m better than even one of them. He also said that, ‘I smell very delicious.’ Now, that part was true, but I don’t know about the other. I think I’ve been in Indian cinema long enough to believe that I could participate in taking Indian cinema and a Hindi film to a level wherein the whole world will watch it. That’s my dream. I’ve said it a 100 times before. And I’ll maintain that — as a producer, director, actor, camera person or in any other capacity — I could take Indian cinema to a completely international level.
I think I’ve been in Indian cinema long enough to believe that I could participate in taking Indian cinema and a Hindi film to a level wherein the whole world will watch it SHAH RUKH KHAN, ACTOR