Initially, the film was set to be shot in Mumbai, but a few changes have been made in the script and the location changed. The slick action flick will now be shot in Miami beginning early January 2010. It’s learnt that the film’s unit will leave for Miami in late December while SRK will join them in Jan.
It may come as a surprise that SRK chose to shoot the film in the US after his bitter experience at a US airport earlier this year when he was detained for questioning. Reports say SRK’s good friend Karan Johar was instrumental in helping SRK decide to shoot Ra-1 in Miami because his Dostana shoot in the city went without a hitch. K-Jo is even learnt to have arranged meetings between Ra-1’s production team and officials in Miami .
The shooting in Miami is expected to last two months after which the unit will return to Mumbai for a month long shoot.
SRK has begun working out to get in shape for his role as a superstar in the film.