Jackman's X-Men series inspired me to make Ra.One: SRK

Last Updated: Sat, Mar 26, 2011 08:19 hrs

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, a big fan of Hugh Jackman, said the Australian star's X-Men series inspired him to make sci-fi superhero movie Ra.One.

'I wanted to do something different for the kids, so I watched all the X-Men movies, cartoons, read comics and honestly the X-Men series inspired me to do Ra.One,'  said Shah Rukh at the closing session of the 12th FICCI-Frames where he shared the stage with Jackman.

The two stars had an engrossing session on the mutual influence of the two film industries - Hollywood and Bollywood, and the prospect of studio culture.

Asked about his Hollywood aspirations, Shah Rukh said: 'I truly believe that I should do what I want to do... make that one film the world would ever remember me for. That's my dream. We have lovely stories here. I have been offered quite a few films by Hollywood filmmakers and would surely do one if Hugh ask me to do.' (Laughs).

The session was moderated by producer-director Karan Johar.

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