'Ra.One' idea lifted from Rajni's ‘Robot’?
As per Times Of India
Coincidence or a planned strategy – Shah Rukh Khan's Ra.One seems to be hugely influenced by Rajnikanth's 'Robot'. The similarity between the two films goes beyond the resemblance in appearance of robots 'Chitti' and 'G.One'.
One look at the 'Ra.One' poster and you are instantly reminded of Rajnikanth's 'Robot' but the latest is that just like Rajni, SRK too has a double role in this super hero flick. And hang on! The similarity goes a step further. Just like Rajni's characters of a scientist and a robot, SRK too will play a scientist who creates robots 'G.One' and 'Ra.One'.
SRK plays the good robot 'G.One' while Arjun Rampal will be seen as the bad guy 'Ra.One'. Not just this, 'Ra.One' is portrayed as a robot that behaves like humans which is again a character of Rajni's 'Chitti'.
It can be recalled that SRK was director Shankar's first choice for 'Robot'. He approached Khan with the script but both fell out over creative differences. A year later, SRK announced his Ra.One with director Anubhav Sinha.
Looking at all the influences and similarities, it seems like 'Ra.One' is SRK's version of 'Robot'. We tried contacting the director but he was unavailable for comment. Now which robot performs better at the box office can only be certain when 'Ra.One' hits screens in Diwali this year.
- The Times of India