It was Shahrukh Khan who was signed initially to be the male lead of Endhiran the Robot , as well as producing the film, but he walkedout of project saying the script was half baken but the real reason being Shankar sticking to use Hollywood Graphics team rather than outsourcing it to Sharukhs Red Chillies VFX team.
That was past, now known is the news Sharukh 2011 release Ra.One is a science-fiction film, a coincidence but Shahrukh Ra One now stands the risk of being accused of copying none other than the Director Shankars Endhiran the Robot.
To tick of the news its been told an action sequence on a speeding train in RA.One is said to be identical to the one in the Robot(where Rajini the Chitti robot runs laterally on a moving train to save Aishwarya from goons).. A source says, “The two sequences have many special effects and boast of the hero’s never-before-seen stunts on top of a train.”
And now Efforts are on to re-edit the train sequence in RA.One so that not a single frame resembles the chase in Robot.
Resul Pookutty the sound engineer for both Ra One and Robot doesn’t deny the similarities either and says, “There are lavish train-top action sequences in both films. We are looking at how to keep it (RA.One) completely different from the earlier one (Robot).”
Ultimately Shah Rukh doesn’t want his RA.One audience to call the scene a direct copy of the one in Robot which has cost him close to Rs 3 crore, so lots of close door meeting going on.