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Special effects rule SRK's mind

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    Monday, March 26, 2007
    Remember the Shah Rukh-starrer Main Hoon Naa! The special effects had King Khan doing impossible feats on screen. These special effects played a major role in the success of the movie. Now the superstar wants Bollywood to improve its special effects, and for this he is taking a three-month break to make his production company more technology savvy, reported a newspaper recently.

    The booming movie industry of India has often lagged behind Hollywood -- and even Asian neighbours Japan and China -- in the use of technology.

    Until recently, in a Bollywood action movie meant to be a collage of fight sequences punches rarely landed and kicks missed their targets by yards.

    "I want our F-X to be comparable with the best in the world," Khan, referring to a technical term for describing special effects, told a film mag recently.

    "I want to spend the next three months honing up the F-X in our production house."

    At a time when the audience has become hooked to sophistication, Bollywood is being forced to revamp its technologically backward image. Therefore it is hiring acclaimed special effects experts in a bid for bigger box office sales.

    Now in some films, actors are jumping off planes, scuffling for parachutes mid-air or speeding their cars under moving trucks in scenes straight out of big-budget Hollywood thrillers.

    "Have you seen films like '300'? That's the level of special effects we should be aiming at," Khan, 41, said.

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