Famous Hollywood film-maker Brett Ratner has revealed that he wants to work with Bollywood icon Shah Rukh Khan in India for the next instalment of Rush Hour.
Rush Hour poster featuring Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan.
This would mean that Shah Rukh Khan would be sharing the big screen alongside iconic comedy duo Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker-which is something we would LOVE to see!
The rumours regarding Rush Hour 4 surfaced this weekend when Shah Rukh Khan attended the 60th San Francisco International Film Festival. During the festival, the Bollywood actor received a special tribute for his contribution to the film industry.
Brett Ratner (the director and producer who brought us Rush Hour, X-Men and Prison Break) is thought to have met SRK for the first time in person at the festival, despite the pair forming a friendship via social media.
Shah Rukh Khan (Left) and Brett Ratner (Right) at SFIFF.
In an interview with Hindustan Times, SRK explained; “I’m a big fan of [Brett Ratner’s] work. He’s produced Prison Break, which is one of my favourite TV series. And, of course, he made Rush Hour (1998) and one of the X-Men movies…I’ve known him for some time. Till I met him, we had only interacted on social media. It was very nice to meet him. I must say he’s even more charming in real life.”
When asked about starring in the upcoming Rush Hour instalment, SRK said “Whenever [Brett Ratner] has a film, he asks me, ‘What role should I pen you in?’ And I said, ‘it can be whichever role and I’ll do it’. But we’ll see how things go. But one thing I did request him to do — whether it’s with me or not – is to get Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker to shoot in India because Rush Hour is all over the world.”
He added “It’s high time that such a wonderful and beautiful action-comedy film came to India. I’ll get involved in some way or the other. I’ll do the production for him if I am not acting.
I’ll be seeing him again and would love to discuss the aspects of bringing American screenplay writing and other stuff down to India. I will also ask him to help Indian film-makers gain access to it.”
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