SRK-starrer ‘Zero’ gears up to set a high standard for the Indian VFX scene

With the much-anticipated Aanand L Rai’s Zero, Shah Rukh Khan (SRK), who is playing a vertically challenged man in the movie, is all set to introduce a completely unprecedented VFX technique in Bollywood. The superstar is said to have been working closely with the VFX team to make sure that the scenes look flawless. “This is undoubtedly SRK’s most ambitious film till date and he wants it at par with international standards. The first half of Zero is edited and even the VFX is complete. King Khan and his team have loved what they have seen. They are also cutting a trailer, which will release on his birthday (2 November). He has shown a few rushes of the movie to his industry friends, too, who have liked it, according to a source from DNA. In 1989, Tamil actor Kamal Hassan enacted the role of a person affected with dwarfism in his movie Apporva Sagodhaargal without the use of any advanced technology which proved to be a mammoth task. A pair of special shoes was prepared to be attached to the folded knees and to give it more originality along with an artificial leg that was prepared with strings attached to it. However, with the advent of modern techniques like forced perspective, double scale and CG tracking, It will be interesting to see how all of it pans out. SRK has always had proclivity towards VFX-oriented content given the two heavily VFX-laden movies over the past decade that didn’t do too well on the big screen. While Ra-One was touted to be his dream project, Fan was another one of the VFX experiments that failed to meet the expectations. Stakes are high on Zero as it is jointly being produced by Colour Yellow and Red Chillies Entertainment and distributed by Yash Raj Films. The VFX aspect of the movie is being handled entirely by SRK’s own company Red Chillies VFX.