The megastar of Bollywood Shah Rukh Khan, who has apparently never been seen in any international projects to date, despite his major fan following in the country, is said to have landed a role earlier with Hollywood’s famed actor Leonardo DiCaprio.
Bollywood’s beloved King Khan was all set to share the screen with the ‘Titanic’ star in a gangster drama with the title ‘Xtreme City’, being produced by Martin Scorsese.
Reportedly, Shah Rukh Khan has turned down several scripts in Hollywood, for not being interesting enough.
As per reports, ‘Zero’ star who is currently occupied with Yash Raj Film’s anticipated production ‘Pathan’, met Leonardo DiCaprio and ace director Martin Scorsese in 2011 during the Berlin Film Festival, to discuss ‘Xtreme City’.
Hollywood producer David Weisman, writer Paul Schrader, and Bollywood screenwriter Mushtaq Shiekh arranged this meeting, for the discussion of action-thriller where DiCaprio was supposed to essay the character of a cop, while Bollywood star was offered to portray a gangster.
Mushtaq Shiekh once touched upon the project during a conversation, that, “It’s a different kind of film, one where both Indian and American protagonists are balanced human beings and the story treats them in their full complexity without either culture being diminished or taken for granted”.
“It’s a cross-cultural thriller designed for both Bollywood and Hollywood. And if we get it right, (then) this will be an attempt at true global entertainment”, Sheikh added.
Unfortunately, this collaboration of the biggest stars of Bollywood and Hollywood, ‘Xtreme City’ got shelved, and both artists never really gave any statement on it.
Shah Rukh Khan’s next Bollywood project Siddharth Anand directorial ‘Pathan’ is currently in the shooting process and is expected to come out by the end of this year.