In an interview, the actor said that he intends to make a sequel but it would consume a lot of time due to lack of trained technicians in India to make science fiction flick.
“We have the latest technology and the equipment, but we lack trained technicians. For Ra.One, we had hired 50 foreign-trained technicians. I would love to work in Ra.One 2, but it’s not easy. For a film with a different genre like ‘Ra.One’, I’ll need at least two to three years for preparation,” Shah Rukh said.
Ra. One featured Shahrukh Khan in a double role and Kareena Kapoor. The movie was made with a massive budget of about Rs 150 crores and has about 3,500 VFX shots. Shahrukh Khan had worked with Jeffrey Kleiser, co-founder of US-based Synthesian Studios, who assisted the actor’s Red Chillies VFX team in the making of the film.
“For Rakesh Roshan’s film, ‘Krrish 3′, the equipment is from our company. We have trained over 200 technicians in the last five years. They are very good, but the vision has to come from Rakesh Roshan. If you have the vision and technology, the technicians can be changed,” Shah Rukh said.
He also said that the Indian filmmakers have the potential to take risks and make new types of movies like Anurag Kashyap’s Gangs Of Wasseypur and Anurag Basu’s Barfi!.
“There have always been all kinds of filmmakers who make films like ‘Iron Man’, ‘Batman’ and ‘Chak De! India‘ at the same time. It’s always parallel. When I did DDLJ (Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge), there was ‘Maya Memsaab’ too. There are ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’ and ‘Barfi!’, all kinds of films being made. It is good,” Shah Rukh said.
The actor concluded by saying that he will try to work on films from a different genre. “I feel the industry has given me name, fame and money and I won’t ever forgive myself if I won’t do anything beneficial for Indian cinema and my fans,” he said.