Director Paul Schrader has long hoped that Khan might star in his planned hybrid American/Bollywood movie, Xtrme City, a contemporary PG-13 bilingual gangster thriller co-written with top Bollywood scribe Mushtaq Sheikh (Om Shanti Om), set in the underworld of Mumbai. Schrader seeks two major stars, one from Bollywood, one from Hollywood, to play two soldiers who meet as U.N. peacekeepers, then get drawn into a kidnapping scheme in Mumbai. The film's producers are David Weisman and Anubhav Sinha.
So it is not insignificant that on Friday Khan hosted at his suite at Berlin's Regent Hotel a meeting with Schrader and director Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio, who were in town to promote Shutter Island. The group talked of many things for several hours, but that Schrader project is one that I'd like to see. And yes, it's going to have musical numbers.