Earlier this year, it was reported that Hrithik Roshan might star in ace filmmaker Shankar’s forthcoming directorial which is touted to be another sci-fi action thriller movie in 3D and with extraordinary VFX like 2.0.
Shankar was planning on to start the project alongside his upcoming film, Indian 2 starring Kamal Haasan in the leading role. However, neither Hrithik nor Shankar confirmed the report and people have been waiting for the official confirmation on the same.
Now as per reports, Hrithik might not play the leading role in the film as he has taken up Satte Pe Satta remake and other projects. Thus, Shankar is planning to rope in Shah Rukh Khan to headline the project.
Talking about it, a source stated, “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 went on to say, “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.”