Dubai, UAE – 8th November: Bollywood Parks™ Dubai, part of Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest integrated theme park destination in the region, concludes the making of the ride videos by releasing the Red Chillies Entertainment hit Ra.One, which has inspired a thrilling 4D multi-sensory virtual theatre ride – Ra.One Unleashed.Taking the visitors through a behind the scenes of what’s to come, Shahrukh Khan is seen shooting for the opening sequence of the ride, “Ladies and gentleman, welcome! You stand on the threshold of the future.”
Explaining the ride to the audience, Shahrukh Khan said, “It’s an experience that supposedly is happening in Shekhar Studios. He is trying to give a presentation when things go wrong and Ra.One comes back. As he should! Bad guys should always come back to revive a film! The fun part starts, when they try to save everyone who is going to be watching this spectacle and avoid any eminent danger.”
Directed by Reema Kagti, of Dil Dhadakne Do and Talaash fame, the ride was shot with the help of some of Bollywood’s most innovative designers, creative writers and producers. The team ensured that the ride is a clear depiction of the Red Chillies Entertainment Sci-Fi film where the visitors will also become an integral part of the ride’s virtual world. With an aim to immerse the visitors, the ride will have them be part of the company which is owned by Prateek Subramaniam, son of Shekhar Subramaniam, the legendary designer and creator of the villain RA.One and the hero G.One as seen in the film.
He further added, “Some of the bits and pieces, the take offs and dialogues will use my face for the ride and are being shot right here right now.”
It will be the first time ever that a theme park has collaborated with the big wigs of the Indian film industry to bring together an unforgettable experience with all things Bollywood. Fans and families are gearing up for the first ever Bollywood themed park, and as the popularity of the film industry reaches billions across the world, the park’s opening has become an anticipated affair.
Also seen at the shoot was Producer, Stuti Ramachandra of Karthik calling Karthik fame. All praise for the superstar, Stuti commented, “Shahrukh Khan epitomizes what is good about Bollywood. He knows he’s good which is always a good thing, and he delivers every time. A perfectionist through and through, Shahrukh Khans dedication does not only limit to his films, this collaboration is a one of a kind for King Khan and he has given his best to ensure that visitors leave the ride spellbound”
Giving the audience a glimpse into his fun yet dedicated personality, Shahrukh confesses that he has never been a fan of the black overalls one has to wear while shooting for VFX, “I have a clause in my film making that I will never wear the silly suit that you’re supposed to wear for VFX, I look like a half-baked zebra crossing, and I hate it, I detest it, but you got to do, what you got to do.” A true testament to his dedication for his work, he further added, “If you are working in a creative field which is going to be measured on commercial standards, you need to outwork yourself, you need to do stuff beyond what you’ve done the last year.”
Located within Bollywood Film Studios featuring Hall of Heroes zone, visitors will enjoy RA.One Unleashed, the thrilling 4D multi-sensory virtual ride to witness the battle for supremacy, alongside, Krrish – Hero’s Flight – a panoramic flying attraction.
Shahrukh Khan’s excitement for the launch is contagious as he bids adieu, “I can’t wait to see you all at Bollywood Parks™ Dubai as soon as it opens!