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Robot: Shankar's sci-fi movie cancelled [merged all topics]

Discussion in 'Movies N-S' started by Ghazal_Srk, Aug 4, 2007.

  1. cute_srk

    cute_srk Well-Known Member

    Re: SRK - Shankar fizzle out!

    Why was 'Robo' dropped?
    IndiaGlitz [Friday, October 26, 2007]


    Close on the heels of completing 'Sivaji The Boss’, director Shankar was assigned to direct Shahrukh Khan for a mega –budget Hindi movie 'Robo'. The movie was supposed to star Shahrukh Khan and the latter even agreed to produce the movie.

    The latest buzz is that the project has been dropped. Both Shankar and Shahrukh have mutually agreed to pull out of the project.

    When queried the reason, Shahrukh said, "I was impressed with the storyline. I was supposed to act in Shankar's Hindi remake of 'Mudhalvan'. Hence I was keen on doing 'Robo'. Due to some unforeseen circumstances, 'Robo' has been shelved."

    On his part, Shankar said, "I gave the English version of the 'Robo' script to Shahrukh. He liked it very much. Though we decided to do the movie, we could not come to terms with few other things. Hence we decided to pull out of the project."

    i was really looking forward to this movie:(
  2. JAZZ

    JAZZ New Member

    Shah Rukh's loss is Ranbir Kapoor's gain

    [FONT=verdana,sans-serif][SIZE=+2]Shah Rukh's loss is Ranbir Kapoor's gain[/SIZE][/FONT]

    [FONT=georgia,verdana][SIZE=-1] Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan opted out of two plum projects recently. Obviously, his loss is going to be someone else’s gain.

    It is common knowledge by now that SRK has bowed out of Shankar’s Robot and director Rajkumar Hirani’s next film.

    Well, given Hirani’s successful box-office record, SRK’s departure from his film will obviously be seen as the superstar’s loss.

    That loss has become gain for newcomer Ranbir Kapoor who has reportedly been signed by Hirani in SRK’s place.

    Hirani’s movie will expose the inadequacies of modern education system. The film is believed to be based on Chetan Bhagat’s best-selling novel ‘Five Point Someone’.

    It is a film Hirani has been wishing to make for a long time.

    Ranbir Kapoor was on the cards for a role in the film ever since Rishi Kapoor approached Hirani to make a film with Ranbir after the release of Lage Raho Munnabhai .

    apun ka choice
  3. KKhan

    KKhan Well-Known Member

    Re: SRK - Shankar fizzle out!

    ya it is a shame i was also looking forward to the movie but im sure we will see other good movies
  4. KKhan

    KKhan Well-Known Member

    Re: Shah Rukh's loss is Ranbir Kapoor's gain

    thanks for sharing
  5. JAZZ

    JAZZ New Member

    If not SRK, who'll do Shankar's Robot?

    It is now almost certain that this ShahRukh Khan and top South Indian director Shankar's combination derailed even before it took off. Post the stupendous success of Rajnikant starrer, Sivaji , Bollywood Badshah was excited about working with director Shankar and even came forward to produce Shankar's next film – Robot, a scientific thriller, when Shankar shared with him the plotline. Three months later, the film is called off as differences between Shankar and Shah Rukh erupted beyond reconciliation.

    Sources claim it was the lack of a proper script that failed to convince Shah Rukh. Hence the two shook hands amicably and parted ways. Shankar has now two options – to approach another Bollywood hero with the financial support from Adlabs (they have an agreement with Shankar for a film) or do what he is best at: making a Tamil/Telugu bilingual.

    On other hand, ShahRukh Khan will be doing his good friend Karan Johar's ambitious film titled My Name Is Khan , a film about an Indian Muslim caught in legal problems in New York due to his religion. Shah Rukh was supposed to be a part of Raj Kumar Hirani's film soon after Om Shanti Om but he backed out, due to indifferences that may have arisen between Vidhu Vinod Chopra and him.

  6. GemaSRK

    GemaSRK Well-Known Member

    SRK, Shankar Project abandoned

    SRK, Shankar Project abandoned

    Director Shankar's pet project "Robot" has been abandoned, Hindi star Shahrukh Khan (SRK) reportedly revealed in a media interview.

    Shankar and SRK were to have jointly produced this film in Hindi with the actor himself playing the lead role.

    Shankar had the outline of the story ready even before the film "Jeans" was made. The concept was that if Robot gets to dominate our country where it will lead to. Writer Sujatha assisted Shankar in writing the story. He first wanted to make the film featuring Kamal Haasan. Kamal too agreed. As the project was estimated to cost a whopping Rs 100 crore, producers shied away. Shankar then put the project on hold and got busy with Rajini-starrer "Shivaji: The Boss" produced by AVM.

    Shankar wanted his next project to be even bigger than "Shivaji" and decided to take up "Robot". Since the budget is very high, he planned to make it in Hindi and approached SRK, who liked the idea and offered to produce the film himself and also act in it. Shankar then camped in Hyderabad and finalized the story after discussions. Reports which appeared at that time indicated that the shooting of "Robot" would begin in December this year.

    SRK in his interview said, Shankar and he now decided to give up the project as the final script was not fully satisfying. Hailing Shankar as his best friend, SRK said he had earlier discussed with him in Mumbai his plans to remake "Mudalvan" in Hindi, but he (SRK) expressed his inability to act in the film for some reasons. When Shankar told him about "Robot", he showed interest in the hope that the film could be made in Hollywood style. But the problems regarding the story made them reconsider the matter and decided to abandon the project. "However our friendship would continue," SRK said.

    Shankar has confirmed SRK's statement that the "Robot" project has been given up and that it was the decision of both of them. Shankar further said the full script (screenplay) in English was given to SRK and as the story impressed SRK very much, he agreed to associate with him in the production of the film and also act in it. But later, some problems arose which forced them to give up the project, he added.

  7. KKhan

    KKhan Well-Known Member

    Re: If not SRK, who'll do Shankar's Robot?

    thanks for sharing i cant wait to see the karan film already it sounds really good
  8. KKhan

    KKhan Well-Known Member

    Re: SRK, Shankar Project abandoned

    thanks for sharing
  9. sanjani

    sanjani Ullu-Club Member

    Re: If not SRK, who'll do Shankar's Robot?

    Thank you for sharing! :)
  10. Bridget

    Bridget Well-Known Member

    :confused:Leave it for the Mumbai Mirror to be the last in with a story. This was in today May 5 2008 paper of theirs
    I did advance search (the unique quotes)and can't find it was posted before .


    SFX ke side-effects[​IMG]

    Shah Rukh Khan insisted on getting the special effects of Robot done in his SFX studio. But director Shankar wanted to get them done in Chennai. No wonder they parted ways[​IMG]

    Posted On Tuesday, May 06, 2008
    Shah Rukh Khan had called off the sci-fi Robot with South director Shankar owing to creative differences. Afterwards, Shah Rukh had said “Yes, we have called it off. We were not happy with a few things; Shankar’s take on the film was completely different from mine. We had worked very hard on the film and it is sad that we had to call it off. Both Shankar and I decided that we won’t make it together.”

    However, no one said what exactly the creative differences were. Shah Rukh had loved the script and was all set to produce the film under his banner Red Chillies Entertainment. So what went wrong?

    [​IMG] Shankar Apparently, Shah Rukh and Shankar parted ways because Shah Rukh wanted the special effects of the film to be done in his SFX studio in Khar, but Shankar wanted to do the same in Chennai. According to our well-placed source in the film industry, “Robot had a lot of special effects. For the whole exercise of special effects to be completed, Shankar would have had to stay in Mumbai for six months at least. Shankar didn’t want to stay so long in Mumbai. Shankar argued, but Shah Rukh was adamant.”

    SRK had even given a signing amount of Rs 5 crore to Shankar. Our source further reveals, “Shankar’s fee for the film was going to be Rs 12 crore. When Shah Rukh gave him the signing amount, he deducted the TDS. Later, Shankar returned the entire signing amount but without deducting the TDS - Rs 5 crore.”

    We sent a message to Shah Rukh, but he did not reply. Shah Rukh’s next project will be Yash Raj Films’ Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, which will be directed by Aditya Chopra.

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