At the 2017 San Francisco International Film Festival (SFIFF), Hollywood director Brett Ratner (of the Rush Hour series) said that “one day” he would love to make a sequel of Rush Hour with SRK in it.
Shahrukh was the first Indian actor to be honoured at the SFFILM Fest.
So is SRK really doing Rush Hour with Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker?
Shahrukh said Brett asked me, ‘What role should I pen you in?’ And I said, ‘it can be whichever role and I’ll do it’.
However, SRK requested the director to do one thing, and that was to shoot the film in India, irrespective of whether the movie featured him or not.
“Get Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker to shoot in India because Rush Hour is all over the world (laughs). And it’s high time that such a wonderful and beautiful action-comedy film came to India. I’ll get involved in some way or the other. I’ll do the production for him if I am not acting. I’ll be seeing him again and would love to discuss the aspects of bringing American screenplay writing and other stuff down to India. I will also ask him to help Indian film-makers gain access to it,” SRK
However, SRK clarified that nobody has offered him a role [in Hollywood]. “I’ll just have to take Brett Ratner’s word for Rush Hour 4 and live by it.”
When asked how did it feel when Ratner said that SRK was Tom Cruise, The Rock, Tom Hanks and Jackie Chan rolled into one, here’s what Shahrukh said.
“When he said that, he was not trying to compare me to any of those wonderful stars that he mentioned. He kept saying that my body of work has been quite varied over the last 25 years and he respects that a lot. So, I think that’s his way of showing appreciation for the fact that I’ve done different kinds of roles. In no way whatsoever do I think that I’m better than even one of them.”