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Akki to play superhero in Joker

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By: Subhadeep Bhattacharjee
Monday, October 15, 2007

The superhero syndrome seems to have finally taken off in Bollywood. After the success of Hritik Roshan stater Koi Mil Gaya and its sequel Krish director Shirish Kunder has taken on an ambitious project Joker. The movie will be a futuristic, sci-fi action film and will have very high graphic effects. It will star Akshay Kumar in the lead role

As with most of the sci-fi movie Joker has been planned as a trilogy. The first in the series is slated to release in 2009 the second and the third sequel will soon follow. The movie will be dealing with the topics like global warming and its consequences. The movie will however narrate the idea in a story manner. The movie is in the pre-production stage which will involve a lot of graphics. Kunder wants the movie to be a technical benchmark for future Bollywood movies. It will borrow technical and creative ideas from movie like Spiderman.

Akshay Kumar has recently signed for the project. Initially director Kunder had cast Shahrukh Khan in the movie but the later walked away after having differences with the director over the script. Kunder had to look for a new producer and Shahrukh's home production house Red Chillies Entertainment was in charge of producing the movie.

The success of Koi Mil Gaya and Krish have proved the demand for sci-fi movies. With the director planning three sequels of the movie the desi audience is in for a treat.

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