On the 15th anniversary of his blockbuster superhero film "Krrish", Bollywood superstar Hrithik Roshan promised the return of the popular franchise with the fourth movie in the series.
The first film, "Koi... Mil Gaya", directed by the actor's father, filmmaker Rakesh Roshan, released in 2003.
It was followed by "Krrish", which arrived in 2006, and "Krrish 3" in 2013.
"The past is done. Let's see what the future brings. #15YearsOfKrrish #Krrish4," teased Hrithik Roshan in a 13-second video clip on Instagram which saw him in his superhero avatar.
Now, according to a report by Pinkvilla, “Krrish 4” is said to have a narrative that features the magical alien Jadoo from “Koi... Mil Gaya”.
For those unversed, while Jadoo was stranded on earth in the film, Hrithik played the role of a specially-abled youngster who later gets superpowers as a gift from the alien, who helps him get back to his planet.
A source informed the entertainment portal that the makers have thought about using time travel to connect the creature with Hrithik Roshan’s character.
On the other hand, "Krrish" follows the story of Krishna, the son of the previous film's protagonist Rohit, who inherits his father's superhuman abilities and assumes the identity of the titular hero in the mask. Hrithik Roshan played the triple characters of Rohit, Krishna and Krrish in the film.
It also stars Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Naseeruddin Shah, and Rekha.
In 2018, Rakesh Roshan had announced that the fourth film in the "Krrish" franchise will release on Christmas 2020.
In a previous interview with PTI, Hrithik said the shoot will begin on the fourth installment of "Krrish" after "War", which released in 2019.
"Right after 'War', I am going to sit with my father, get everyone together and restart work on 'Krrish 4'. We had put it a little on the side because dad was recovering. Now that he is better, we will kick-start it once more," Hrithik had told PTI in 2019.
Owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, there was no update on the film until today's tweet by the lead star.
Hrithik Roshan will next be seen opposite Deepika Padukone in filmmaker Siddharth Anand's patriotic-action-drama "Fighter".