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Rohit Shetty: Nobody can replace Ajay Devgn
As we all know that director Rohit Shetty is known for his full packed masala films that are appreciated both by the single screen as well as multiplex audiences. In a Rohit Shetty directed movie, you will find action, romance, drama, music and flying cars.
Shetty is the mastermind of the blockbuster ‘Golmaal’ franchise. He also directed the ‘Singham’ franchise. Along with this, he did back to back successful movies with Shah Rukh Khan and now when he collaborated with Ranveer Singh, he did not disappoint at all. Over the span of time, Shetty has collaborated with superstars like Ajay Devgn, Shah Rukh Khan and now with Ranveer Singh. However, the director says that for him, nobody can replace Ajay Devgn.
In an interview to DNA, the ‘Singham’ director said, “No one can take Ajay’s place. He’s been a great support system to me. Whatever I’m today is because of him. Other than that, I’m working with a lot of people and making new friends. Ranveer is like a younger brother. But Ajay will always be special. It’s not about the kind of performer or the star that he is, it’s not a comparison between two stars or heroes. He is like my elder brother and that can never change.”
Talking about his upcoming movie ‘Sooryavanshi’ starring Akshay Kumar, Shetty 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.”
“Ranveer is honest, simple and hard working. The biggest thing is to have that middle-class attitude and think for them as well as the poor. That is what enhances his performance. He understands people from all walks of life. That’s why he’s able to do a Gully Boy, an Alauddin Khilji and a Simmba. He is pure at heart and down-to-earth. He’s not fake, ke haath jodke khada hai. That’s what makes him a great performer. He is one of the biggest young stars we have today. But I’ve never seen him take his stardom for granted. He works extremely hard like he has to prove with every film. He’s dedicated and honest to a different level,” he added.
Talking about the box office collection, ‘Simmba’ is doing extraordinary business, and the film is inching towards the 200 crore club, having earned Rs. 173.15 crore on Day 9. It is to be noted that with the success of ‘Simmba,’ Shetty has achieved another milestone. He has become the first Bollywood director to have 8 movies in 100 Cr club.
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