Shah Rukh Khan to play ‘octopus-like creature’ in Shankar’s next?

1923

There’s been much speculation surrounding Shah Rukh Khan’s next. With latest buzz doing the rounds that the superstar will star in filmmaker Shankar’s next directorial, which is touted to be another sci-fi action thriller in 3D and heavy on VFX.

Earlier, reports said that Hrithik Roshan may star in the film. However, PinkVilla reports that Shankar is hoping to rope in Khan for the octopus-like creature role instead.

A source told the 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 added, “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.”

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