At first when I read this online, I laughed so hard. All I thought, was this true? Is this actually possible and what is this all about? Sharukh (popularly known as SRK) is a mega bollywood star and now there is a video game in the making. The game is playstation based and will be released for PS3. I haven’t seen any mention of any other format but the makers may change that, considering majority of gamers play X-box these days.
So those of you who aren’t too bollywood savvy, SRK is a very popular bollywood actor and his movies break records at the box office. His next movie, to be released is called Ra.One, which the video game will be based on. I get the whole reason why Asians are all happy about it because there isn’t “indian based” video games, well at least none I’m aware of, or popular. I just find the whole thing quite entertaining because apparently there is a huge uproar online about it. Some bollywood actors condone it and some are totally in support. It seems that some think that SRK is co-creating this game for his ego. It links my thought with the past IFA awards held in Canada, this year. The awards ceremony was basically created around SRK. Only his friends and movies got awards. I felt that a lot of other actors and movies were completely robbed of getting credit for their work. I also found it quite peculiar that other actors (that are rumored to not get along with SRK) such as Salman Khan and Amir Khan were not at IFA! Yet, SRK was announcing pretty much the entire awards ceremony, and was not the host! Aside from IFA, even in bollywood tabloids, SRK seems to throw himself anywhere a camera is, which is reported by many bollywood online bloggers. Did I mention the movie Ra.One is also produced by SRK’s company (Red Chillies Entertainment)?
Personally, I could care less about SRK. I don’t like his movies or acting. But, I am curious about an Indian based video game. Apparently SRK is the hero in the game, like the movie. Ra.One’s premise is G.One, played by SRK is a superhero and Ra.One is the villain. It’s always fun to dabble with super hero video games. The weapons are still being discussed in detail about the game. I haven’t found much detail online about it and it seems like SRK’s company is keeping the details secret to have a grand debut when it releases. The only metion I can come across, it’s a “fighting game between Ra.One and G.One”.
I wonder if at the end, when finishing the game, SRK breaks out in a bollywoodesque rain dance at the end. We’ll see. I’m also curious if the game is available in multiple languages, considering bollywood fans span. All in al I am excited about an Indian based video game, let’s face it Indian culture, especially Hindu myth has been regurgitated infinite amount of times in the comic book/video game world. Hopefully this is executed well and not cheesy.