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Toonpur, Ra.One Plots Are The Same, SRK, Ajay To Slug It Out Now

PTI 15 Dec 2010, 14:33:19 IST
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Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan shares a wonderful rapport with Kajol but he doesn't see eye to eye with Kajol's husband Ajay Devgn. As fate has it, Shahrukh and Ajay are heading for the battlefield again, as they have ended up doing films with similar story, says a media report.

It is said that the story of Toonpur Ka Superrhero starring Ajay and Kajol is similar to that of Shahrukh's much-hyped film Ra.One.

As the plot of Toonpur Ka Superhero is almost identical to that ofRA.One, SRK is livid and has ordered for topnotch special effects to combat this.

In Toonpur Devgn and Kajol have a young son who wants his seemingly ordinary dad to be a superhero. To prove himself a hero in his son's eyes Devgn vanishes into the boy's favourite cartoon world.

 In RA.One Shah Rukh and Kareena Kapoor play a married couple with a son (same age as the boy in Toonpur…)who thinks his dad is too wimpy to be a true hero. To prove himself a hero Shah Rukh vanishes into a video game named RA.One.

In both the films the hero enters a gaming world, gets involved with characters in the virtual world and d o e s n 't know how to get back into the real world.  

How did the two superstars so distanced in their attitude to career and life, end up producing and starring in two films not only of the same genre but nearly identical in theme and characters?  

Says a source very close to one of the projects, “I think the workingclass dad wanting to be a superhero in his son's eyes is a format that works universally. We don't know who though of it first, Ajay or Shah Rukh. But we are only hoping that the audience will forget Toonpur Ka Superhero by the time RA.One shows up in theatres.”

Being a perfectionist to the core Shah Rukh doesn't see it that way. Apparently he's now stepping up the effort to pump up the excellence level even more now.

Says the source, “First Shah Rukh had to reckon with similarities to Rajnikanth's Robot. Now there's the similarities with Toonpur which have come from nowhere. He has now asked his director Anubhav Sinha to add more special effects to the project.”  

While Shah Rukh and Ajay Devgn didn't comment, sound engineer Resul Pookutty confirms the plot of RA.One.

Shah Rukh, who is seething at the duplication  is wondering who gave his plot away.