By: Settu Shankar
Friday, October 26, 2007
Robot, the SRK – Shankar mega venture has officially been dropped. Shahrukh Khan, the hero of the movie, announced this officially on yesterday. It's been almost 3 months since we let out the news that the King of Bollywood – Shahrukh Khan and director Shankar collaborating for Robot. Touted to be a science fiction thriller, the movie generated immense hype even before the official announcement was made.
Shahrukh had many projects on hand but scrapped it all just to allot time for this magnum opus. The first schedule of the movie was supposed to start by early 2008 but due to differences of opinion in the creative department, it looks like Shahrukh and Shankar have decided to part ways in the best interests of the film.
Shahrukh told the media yesterday, "I liked the theme of Robot very much. When director Shankar narrated the story in one line to me, I expected that the outcome will be like a Hollywood movie. But now there are some changes in the script. I fear that these changes would be affect the out come of the film. That is the only reason why I quit the project."
It may be recalled that the movie was to be Kamal – Shankar collaboration which was to be produced by Pentamedia Production house and due to reasons unknown the movie was called off. And now King Khan has also decided to call it quits. Shankar, who was planning day in and day out for this project, will be quite disappointed. Will the ace director opt for some other hero for the same or start a fresh project?