The movie buffs had been excited to know the coming together of two screen icons – Shah Rukh Khan and Leonardo Di Caprio – in Paul Schrader’s Indo-Hollywood venture ‘Xtrme City’. Now here’s what our birdies got on hand of late…
It is said that in the film SRK will be playing a Don while Leonardo will feature in a cop’s role. According to the film’s scriptwriter Mushtaq Shiekh, ‘Xtrme City’ is a cross-cultural thriller designed for both Bollywood and Hollywood. He feels that if things fall in places then the film will be an attempt at a true global entertainment.
Talking about the film’s story to sources, Mushtaq revealed that it’s about an Indian (Shah Rukh) and an American (Leo) from radically different worlds, who both served in the UN peacekeeping force in Somalia during the 90’s. The American saves the Indian’s life; in the aftermath they become indebted to each other then go their own separate ways. The American becomes a cop in New York, the Indian a ‘bhai’ (similar to ‘don’ in Hindi) in Mumbai.
Many years later the American has a burdensome family obligation, which compels him to return to India to seek help from the Indian, but becomes deeper and deeper drawn into an alien world.
Adding that the story has a very emotional essence Mushtaq said, “This is a pre-dominantly desi concept that to my knowledge has never been played out before on the screen, in true emotional terms, between an Indian and a foreigner, certainly never been attempted on a top tier international icon star level.”
‘Xtrme City’ will be produced under SRK’s banner Red Chillies and legendary filmmaker-actor Martin Scorsese’s Sikelia Productions. The film’s shooting is expected to start its shoot next year.