Director Rakesh Roshan expressed concerns about going on floors with ‘Krrish 4’ due to the audience’s reluctance to return to theaters. In an exclusive chat, he gave an important update.
Hrithik Roshan might be leaving fans hyperventilating with his recent films like ‘War,’ and the upcoming movie ‘Fighter’. However, one of the most successful franchises for him continues to be Krrish. A fourth film in the instalment, ‘Krrish 4’, has been in the works for a while and now director Rakesh Roshan shares an important update about the same with IndiaToday.in.
‘PEOPLE NOT COMING TO THEATERS IS A BIG QUESTION FOR ME?’
While admitting that ‘Krrish 4’ will be the biggest film in the franchise, Rakesh Roshan admitted that he has his concerns referring to the current volatile situation within the industry. He told IndiaToday.in, “What is happening is that the audience is still not coming back to the theatres, so that is a big question mark for me. Krrish is going to be a big film. The world has become smaller and kids today are used to seeing Hollywood superhero films that are made on budgets of like 500-600 million dollars. Meanwhile, we have a small budget of Rs 200-300 crore in comparison.
Senior Roshan explained, “How to give that look to the film? I can, of course, decide to have 4 action sequences instead of 10, but that action has to match up with the quality. The VFX quality needs to be good. We are seeing how the budget and production costs can all be maintained. Big films that are released these days are not doing so well.”
‘IT WILL HAPPEN BUTâ€æ’
While assuring that ‘Krrish 4’ will definitely happen, he replied, “ We are absolutely ready to take the step forward. However, looking at the situation today where films are not doing well and collections are not matching the production costs, we are not immediately looking at it. It is going to happen, but not for a year. Probably after that.
For those unaware, the first film in the franchise was ‘Koi Mil Gaya’, which was released in 2003, followed by the release of ‘Krrish’ in 2006, and ‘Krrish 3’ in 2013. ‘Koi Mil Gaya’ will be re-releasing in theatres on August 4 to celebrate its 20th anniversary.