All you Krrish fans, listen up. The buzz is that Rakesh Roshan’s sequel to the superhit film will have his son Hrithik play both the bad and the good guy. So, even fans of Hrithik, who loved his negative character in Dhoom 2 and were disappointed to hear that he won’t play one in Dhoom 3, can also look forward to Krrish 2.
According to a source, Hrithik will portray a positive and a negative character in the sequel. Both these characters will have equal powers. Says the source, “Both may be clones of each other. This would give the film a very interesting dimension and will take it to the next level.”
Earlier, the buzz was that Shah Rukh Khan would play the villain. The source adds, “Frankly, Krrish 2 is in the early stages now. Moreover, Rakesh is currently holidaying in Europe. He will meet Hrithik there, who has just finished shooting for Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara. The script of Krrish 2 will get locked only next month after Rakesh returns to India. The final call on the negative role will be taken only then.”
It seems papa Roshan is leaving no stone unturned in refurbishing his son’s career after Kites came soaring down with a thud. But even while casting Hrithik in a negative role, Rakesh has added a different hue to his character. The source explains, “Krrish 2 requires a villain who has the heart of a child.” Krrish 2 will be the third installment of the Koi Mil Gaya franchise and will be laden with heavy-duty special effects.
But the writer of Krrish 2, Robin Bhatt, prefers to be secretive about Hrithik’s double role. Denying the news, Robin said, “How can Hrithik play three roles in the same film? We are carrying forward the father-son legacy of Krrish into Krrish 2. The negative role will be essayed by a very big star.”
Rakesh Roshan chose not to comment on the story. His energies are surely being channelised elsewhere.
DID YOU KNOW?
YASH CHOPRA had approached Aamir Khan to play the negative lead role in the blockbuster Darr. Aamir declined and Shah Rukh Khan essayed that role. More often than not, superstars refuse to play baddies; obviously they want to keep their spic image in place. And we hope that the Roshan don’t do a U-turn on their current strategy.
Salman Khan was previously offered Baazigar, before SRK played that role.