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For Shah Rukh Khan, it is not just the big investment, but his very reputation as the Badshah of Bollywood that's at stake.
If film-making is nothing short of a gamble, Shah Rukh Khan is the Great Gambler of the year.
Ra.One, at an estimated Rs 150 crore, will probably be Bollywood's most expensive movie ever. aoeGawd, I am making a film beyond my means,a he tweeted (even if he's not telling us what his budget is). But the ante goes far beyond the mere financials with this movie for the Badshah of Bollywood.
What's at stake, beside the big money invested in Ra.One, is a dream, his once-unchallenged supremacy as the reigning deity of Bollywood, and that intangible called reputation. SRK has invested so much of his personal reputation in his dream project, and stuck his neck out so far with this one that nothing short of mega-success will do.
Bollywood's history is littered with the shards of many dreams; the …