Krrish, a sequel to ‘Koi Mil Gaya’ was produced and directed by Rakesh Roshan. A sci-fi film, the film had Hrithik Roshan play the role of Krrish aka Krishna who is born with super powers that he had inherited from his father. The film was made to appeal global audiences. The film’s special effects were at par with Hollywood film and for which it also won several awards. The technical team for the film was also hired from Hollywood, while the action sequences were directed by Chinese martial art specialist, Tony Ching. A major part of the film was shot in Singapore.
The film released worldwide in June 2006 at a cost of around 45 Cr (US$8.98 million) and with 1000 prints, both which were close to record figures for an Indian film at the time. Krrish received mixed reviews, but was loved by the audiences and was declared a blockbuster The film became the second highest earning Indian film of 2006 and grossed a worldwide total of approx 117 Cr (US$23.34 million).
Check out a few noteworthy facts from the film:
Like all other film, Filmkraft made sure that the name of the film started with the alphabet ‘K’
Hrithik Roshan broke his right thumb and a toe during the strenuous training for the ambitious wire work used in the film.
Hrithik Roshan received special training in Hong Kong for the special leap he makes in this film.
While performing a stunt scene on the circus set, Hrithik Roshan tore his hamstring tear in his right leg. Doctors prescribed bed rest for two weeks, but he continued shooting for the film after two days using painkillers. He also singed his hair while running through a fire in the same action scene.
Amrita Rao was the initial choice for Priya’s role, but Rakesh Roshan was impressed by Priyanka Chopra’s performance in Aitraaz and decided to cast her instead. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was also in the race for the role.
When Hrithik Roshan jumped off a 30-foot-high clock tower in Singapore for an action shot, a cable broke in a freak accident. He fell to the ground and would likely have ended up dead or in a wheelchair had it not rained before the shot. The crew had installed a canopy on which he promptly fell. He was not hurt and continued shooting some minutes later. The Roshans feel his life was spared by divine intervention.
The film contains product placement worth ~Rs. 12 crore (~US$3 Million).
To play the role of Krrish, Hrithik Roshan lifted weights and went on a special diet for two months to add 15 pounds of muscle to his frame.