The success of Shahrukh Khan’s Ra One is very important for another superhero film that is expected to hit screens in 2013 – Hrithik Roshan’s Krrish 3.
According to sources, Rakesh Roshan has already sold the worldwide distribution rights of Krrish 3 for a mind-boggling figure of Rs 125 crores! More than the price, what’s incredible is the fact that the film is yet to go on floors (not a single scene has been shot yet, Krrish 3 is still in its pre-production stages).
The price Krrish 3 has been sold for is justified, as Hrithik is riding high on the commercial success of Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara and his next Agneepath looks like a sure-shot blockbuster too. Also, Hrithik’s father Rakesh Roshan is one of the most successful commercial directors in the history of the film industry. Together, the father-son duo have a flawless record with blockbusters like Kaho Na Pyaar Hai, Koi Mil Gaya and Krrish.
Now, if Ra One succeeds at the box office, the superhero genre will get a major boost in India. Krrish 3 would benefit and Rakesh Roshan would probably be more inclined to pump in a few more crores in making Krrish that bit closer to international standards.
If Ra One fails, the makers of Krrish will be hesitant to take big risks, which could result in the end product being sub-standard.
Hrithik and Rakesh would eagerly be awaiting the release of Ra One, a film that they are expected to better in every way. Which is one of the reasons why the shooting has been scheduled for the end of the year, a good month or two after the release of Ra One.