“Hrithik and Vivek look evenly-matched in Krrish 3” – Rakesh Roshan

Rakesh Roshan Rakesh Roshan has completed shooting Krrish 3 barring the romantic songs. The climactic fight between Hrithik and Vivek has them locked in a photo-finish combat where Hrithik insisted that Vivek would get equal weightage, footage and leverage.

Reasons Rakesh, “I had to justify Vivek’s presence. So his character gets equal importance to Hrithik. The story moves ahead with Vivek and Hrithik. And Vivek has done an amazing job.”

Says the director, “For the last five months we’ve shot only the action scenes. All I can tell you is, the fights are not about showing the super-hero throwing punches. His opponent is just as powerful. We’re ready with two hours of film. We need to shoot another half an hour.”

Rubbishing rumours that Farhan Akhtar was roped in to supervise the climactic fights, Rakesh says, “Farhan? He’s grown up with my son. I love Farhan’s work. But I’ve been directing films from the time he was a child…I am very happy with the outcome. We’re nearly done.”

The director admits Krrish 3 cannot compare with the action scenes in the Spiderman series. “In terms of stunt spectacle and action, we’ve gone way beyond the other Krrish films. But we can’t compete with Hollywood. One of their action scenes is equal to my entire budget. We can’t afford the bigness of the Hollywood super-hero films. Given our monetary restrictions, we’ve done whatever we could do with the action scenes. But our forte is the drama. So we’ve based all the action in emotions. Plain and simple, they’ve the money. We don’t. We have to depend on our content, the story and emotions. We’ll try to get the audience involved in the emotions and then get them sucked into the stunts.”

Ends Rakesh Roshan, “This is the most difficult film I’ve ever shot. I’ve had to create a balance between my son’s character and Vivek’s character. The two look evenly-matched on screen. And that’s my biggest triumph.”

It looks like Hrithik Roshan’s Krrish franchise just got bigger, much bigger. Vivek Oberoi’s character of the antagonist in Krrish 3 will now be a steady part of the Krrish series. What’s more, all plans to make Hrithik’s super-hero dance and sing have been dropped, because Vivek’s super-villain Kaal does none of that.

Informs Rakesh Roshan, “Hrithik, the super-hero, won’t sing and dance. Both Krrish and Kaal are pitched against one another in a very serious combat. Any attempt to change the equation would tilt the balance.”

Rakesh neck deep in post-production and the remaining fraction of the shooting, admits he had to work doubly hard to make sure the two characters of the super-hero and the super-villain remained balanced in the story. “It wasn’t just the super-hero. Hrithik also plays the hero Krishna and his father. So I had to balance three Hrithiks against one character of the villain.”

Informs the director, “This time I had to work hard on establishing Vivek’s character. He’s a definite part of the franchise now. It makes sense to pitch Hrithik’s super-hero against an equally powerful villain. We’ve left no stone unturned to ensure it looks like a battle between equals. There’s no point in introducing an antagonist and then leaving the character half-finished.”


  1. Baba Ji 10 years ago

    “our forte is the drama. So we’ve based all the action in emotions. Plain and simple, they’ve the money. We don’t. We have to depend on our content, the story and emotions. We’ll try to get the audience involved in the emotions and then get them sucked into the stunts.””

    ““For the last five months we’ve shot only the action scenes.”

    Rakesh Roshan took 5 months to shoot “emotions” ?

  2. Reddemon 10 years ago

    We dnt hav enough money to make avatar but we certainly hav money nd brains to make something better than krrish or ra.1

  3. Reddemon 9 years ago

    This is how the promotion of magnum opus Krrish 3 will begin

    Filmmaker Rakesh Roshan’s Filmkraft Productions has partnered with Turner International India and Kerala-headquartered Toonz Animation to create four animated movies based on the Bollywood movie “Krrish”.
    The movies will be created between 2013 and 2014, the first of which titled “Kid Krrish” will be aired on Turner International India-owned Cartoon Network July 14 this year, said an official release from Toonz Animation.
    The official announcement of the project will be made in Mumbai Monday, it added.
    These movies follow the childhood adventures of Krishna (a character in the Filmkraft Productions’ “Krrish”), who discovers that he can help people and save the world with the special powers bestowed upon him by ‘Jadoo’ (anothercharacter from the movie “Koi Mil Gaya”).
    “The animated ‘Krrish’ franchises are fun films that are guaranteed to be a visual treat with mass appeal. It is not every day that 11-year-olds get to be superheroes. We are thrilledabout partnering with Rakesh Roshan and Cartoon Network. This is a huge milestone as far as Toonz Animation is concerned,” said P. Jayakumar, chief executive of Toonz Animation India Pvt. Ltd.
    Roshan said he has always pushed the limits by making different kinds of films and planning new strategies to promote them.
    “Since ‘Krrish 3′ will be ready for release this Diwali.I wanted to revive the memory of ‘Krrish’ among children who may have not seen ‘Koi Mil Gaya’ or ‘Krrish’,” Roshan said.
    “I am happy to have collaborated with Turner, theoldest and most popular children’s channel in Asia and Toonz Animation, who are the best in creating animated content in Asia, to make this first-of-its-kind animated film series for television,” he added.
    “Cartoon Network will now be home to Bollywood’s biggest superhero in a wholenew animated avatar. We are certain that they will be enthralled and excited to watch this adaptation of theirsuperhero on Cartoon Network,” said Siddharth Jain, managing director (south Asia), Turner International India Pvt. Ltd

    Link–> https://www.indicine.com/movies/bollywood/four-animated-krrish-movies-to-be-made/

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