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10-13-2009, 07:21 PM #1
Shahrukh Khan to act in Paul Schrader’s film
Famous Hollywood screenplay writer Paul Schrader has decided to cast Shahrukh Khan in his next film ‘Xtrme City’ which is based on Mumbai underworld. Paul the man behind ‘Taxi Driver’ and ‘American Gigolo’ has tied up with Mushtaq Shiekh and Anubhav Sinha to make a USD10 million-budgeted cops and mafia film titled ‘Xtrme City’.
It is learnt that Shahrukh Khan has given his nod to star in the film and all the credits goes to Mushtaq Shiekh, who wrote the screenplays for ‘OSO’, ‘Billu’ and is also working on SRK’s under-production sci-fi thriller ‘Ra1’. ‘Xtrme City’ will be made keeping in mind the choice of the domestic and international audiences. It is an action thriller based on the backdrop of criminal orbit of Mumbai.
Paul quips about visiting India, “Spending time in India and working with a Bollywood talent like Shiekh has inspired and excited me to make a film accessible and meaningful to both Indian and American cultures”.