Shah Rukh Khan shoots for Dubai's Bollywood theme park ride
With the launch around the corner, Bollywood Parks Dubai, the world's first Bollywood inspired theme park and part of Dubai Parks and Resorts, has partnered with Shah Rukh Khan to shoot the high speed chase scenes for its immersive 3D ride - Don: The Chase which will premiere at the opening of the entertainment destination on October 31.
While shooting for the ride, Shah Rukh Khan said, "The park is a mix of rides, excitement and adventure, while staying true to the ethos of Bollywood. Films are a reflection of reality where we strongly believe in our hopes, and the same will be translated to the park where you will have fun!"
Getting back into his character from the movie, the star was seen reciting his famous dialogues, especially for the thrill seekers who can't wait to experience this ride. Commenting on the ride, he said, "This time the chase is in Dubai, on the very famous Sheikh Zayed Road and also other famous landmarks of Dubai. As the famous dialogue of the movie goes - 'Don ko pakadana mushkil hi nahin, namumkin hai' that means it's not only difficult to catch Don, but impossible as well."
This ride was completed with the support of over 100 members from the production team. Under the guidance of Don movie producer, Ritesh Sidhwani and Shah Rukh himself, the team ensured that every aspect of the ride should exude the essence of the original movie, so that the fun begins right at the start as visitors enter the ride pre-show area and immediately become a part of the story.
Shah Rukh further added, "A movie star is made by the team, who work's behind him or her. You feel completely redundant and useless, if you don't have a good team supporting you. The star of the show carries a lot of his own notion on the set and if it is channelled in the wrong direction, then the whole set or the making goes wrong. But if it is nice, then it permeates to everyone and the hard work required does not seem like 'hard' work at all."
Located within the Mumbai Chowk zone at Bollywood Parks Dubai, the Don - The Chase ride will have visitors chasing their favourite diabolical mastermind across the city of Dubai, hoping that they will be the first to catch him.
Annual passes for Bollywood ParksT Dubai are currently on sale at www.bollywoodparksdubai.com and www.dubaiparksandresorts.com.