Indian cinema endeavours to expand entertainment viewing experience of the masses by weaving content that is beyond the limited comprehension of storytelling. Earlier, there were reports about Hrithik Roshan playing the lead role in Shankar’s most ambitious sci-fi action thriller which is touted to be in 3D with astonishing VFX. However, neither Hrithik nor Shankar gave any official confirmation about the same.
Now, if reports are to be believed, Hrithik will not be headlining the project as he has signed Satte Pe Satta remake. However, Shah Rukh Khan has been roped in to play the lead in the sci-fi action thriller. Informing about the same, a source said to a leading entertainment portal, “Apparently, the filmmaker has now approached Shah Rukh for the same role. The talks are just in the very early stages. It’s an octopus-like creature who possesses superpowers and superior intellect. It would be exciting to have SRK give his nod for this one as he and Shankar have never worked before earlier. Shankar is also said to have approached Jackie Chan, Tamil star Thalapathy (as known by his fans) Vijay and Chinese actress Li Bingbing for some pivotal roles. Shankar was keen to work with Hrithik Roshan but it didn’t work out.”
The source continued, “The story revolves around a gigantic, octopus-like creature (which lives in the ocean) possessing special powers as an underwater diver, a treasure-hunter and a lighthouse keeper begin a search for it. Shankar again wants to make it in 3-D with the best underwater motion capture technology on offer.”