Rohit Shetty, who is known for making some of the best Masala entertainers will be directing Simmba next. When we heard about Ranveer Singh doing the film, it felt like a Bollywood lover’s dream come true (including me) and now Rohit reveals how the leading lady, Sara Ali Khan fits right into the film’s mood.
When I met Sara for the first time, I realised she is a hardcore commercial heroine. She is made for masala films.
Sara approached me saying she wanted to work with me. I thought she’d be perfect for Simmba. She’ll match Ranveer’s craziness because her character in the film is such.
We have worked together in an ad film and that is when we started planning to collaborate for a film. But I couldn’t have imagined making Simmba if not for Ranveer Singh, because he is the only actor who has the strength to pull out such a character. This is the first time we will see Ranveer playing a policeman in an action film. There are certain colourful elements in the character of Simmba that Ranveer also has. So I really had to change my writing if Ranveer would have said ‘no’ to my film. “There is a lot of energy in the character, so as in him.
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