Rise of the desi superhero!

By Hindustan Times

Superhero flicks are no more the domain of the West as Bollywood has lined up a number of films featuring our very own desi superheroes.

Krrish 3
Cast: Hrithik Roshan, Priyanka Chopra, Kangna Ranaut, Vivek Oberoi
This is the third installment in the superhero movie
franchise, the first two being Koi Mil Gaya and Krrish. Krrish 3 will continue with the story of Rohit Mehra and his superhero son Krrish. Buzz is that the flick will have offbeat characters like Frog-man, Rhino-man, Scorpion-girl and Cheetah-girl. Hrithik hit the gym with a vengeance to prepare for this role.

Mr India 2
Cast: Anil Kapoor, Sridevi, Salman Khan
India’s first sci-fi superhero — Mr India (1987) — will be back with new faces. The original film’s lead pair Anil Kapoor and Sridevi will reportedly be back as parents of the new hero, who inherits his dad’s device that turns him invisible to fight crime. Director Shekhar Kapur won’t return for the sequel. Actor Salman Khan is rumoured to play the villain.

G.One
Cast: Shah Rukh Khan
Actor Shah Rukh Khan, who produced and starred in last year’s sci-fi 3D superhero flick, RA.One, is planning a sequel of the movie. Titled G.One, the 46-year-old actor is actively looking for a good script for the same at the moment. “There are some films which lend themselves to another part... RA.One is one of them. And I’ll be very upset if I don’t make one (sequel). But, I have to have a story idea first,” Shah Rukh Khan said.

Herogiri
Cast: Not yet announced
After Aisha, producer Rhea Kapoor’s (Anil Kapoor’s daughter) second outing will be Herogiri, based on Mainak Dhar’s novel of the same name. Though the cast is yet to be finalised, the movie revolves around an ordinary man possessing extraordinary powers. Rhea, who has bought the rights of the book, says that she thought it would be exciting to keep the genre of superhero films alive. “The title caught my attention. Besides, the idea is relevant to today’s times,” she said.

Hollywood superhero flicks in 2012
The Avengers
The Dark Knight Rises
The Amazing Spider-Man: The Untold Story

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