Krrish 3 poster
Krrish 3 poster

Producer/director Rakesh Roshan is all set for the release of his latest science fiction film, "Krrish 3", the third installment of the Krrish series after "Koi... Mil Gaya" (2003) and "Krrish" (2006).

The sequel features lead duo Hrithik Roshan and Priyanka Chopra with series entrants Vivek Oberoi and Kangna Ranaut. It was initially scheduled for release on 4 November 2013 but has now been advanced to 1 November, coinciding with Diwali.

The story of "Krrish 3" revolves around Rohit and his superhero son Krrish, just like the earlier installments. This time the father and son cross path with Kaal and his men, who are out to destroy the world.

The hype around the film has been phenomenal so far with the first trailer, which was released on YouTube in August, getting over 17 million hits. The stunts in the trailer have set a new bar and Hrithik is expected to be seen in a series of daredevilish stunt scenes. The actor had claimed that the film would compete with Hollywood films, like "Iron Man 3" and "The Avengers".

It has been reported that Hrithik used around 500 specially made masks during the shooting of the film. Rakesh bought special masks made of wax from London for the film, despite its high cost, according to a report by The Hindustan Times.

"Special make-up artistes were called in to stick it to Hrithik's face. They were present on the sets round-the-clock because the masks weren't easy to manage," The Hindustan Times quoted an insider close to the film as saying.

"While shooting in hot and humid conditions in India - in the film studios in Hyderabad, and in Mumbai, the mask would get distorted and start melting. This was because of the high temperature, which would often go up to as high as 44 degrees. At times, it seems it was so hot that in a day, he would end up changing five to six masks," added the insider.

"Krrish 3" will be dubbed in Tamil and Telugu to cash in on Hrithik's popularity in South India.

Director: Rakesh Roshan
Producer: Rakesh Roshan
Cast: Hrithik Roshan, Priyanka Chopra, Vivek Oberoi, Kangna Ranaut
Story: Rakesh Roshan
Music: Rajesh Roshan
Cinematography: S. Tirru
Editor: Chandan Arora

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