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

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Front Page - Prashant Singh Brett Rat­ner said that he would like to make a se­quel to Rush Hour with you in In­dia. Would you be game to star in it? Rat­ner also made an in­ter­est­ing state­ment that you are Tom Cruise, The Rock, Tom Hanks and Jackie Chan rolled into one. A

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

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