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‘Chennai Express’ wasn’t SRK film for me, it was Deepika film: Rohit Shetty

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‘Simmba director Rohit Shetty believed that his one of the super hit movies, ‘Chennai Express‘ was Deepika Padukone film, not superstar Shah Rukh Khan. In an interview with Film Companion, when Rohit Shetty was asked if he would ever have a very strong female character, he said, “For me, Chennai Express was not a Shah Rukh film. People forget that. For me, ‘Golmaal 3’ was not an Ajay Devgn film. It was a Kareena Kapoor, Ratna Pathak and Mithun Chakraborty film. That’s how you write. Because it’s a commercial film, people don’t go for that theory.”

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“Same way, Chennai Express was Deepika Padukone’s film. And she got the maximum credit also. So it’s not like my heroines are only there for song and dance, it’s never like that. Till today, except for my first film ‘Zameen’, I never had an item song in my films,” he added.

After two cop franchise, ‘Singham‘ and ‘Simmba’, Rohit Shetty will make another film ‘Sooyryavanshi’, wherein, Akshay Kumar will be seen playing the character of Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) officer. Confirming the news Rohit said,  “Yes. We will finalise the script shortly. We’re working on another installment of ‘Golmaal’ and planning something else too. I’m juggling with three-four things. I will direct one while the rest will be our production.”

Notably, Rohit Shetty is the only Indian filmmaker who has eight films in the coveted Rs 100 crore club. His directorial ‘Simmba’ starring Sara Ali Khan and Ranveer Singh entered the Rs 100 crore club and is inching towards Rs 200 crore club. ‘Simmba’ has also become the third highest grossing film of 2018.

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