Rohit Shetty opens up on reports of his tiff with Shah Rukh Khan
Rohit Shetty, who is currently basking in the success of his last release ‘Simmba’ has started prepping for the next project ‘Sooryavanshi’ starring Akshay Kumar. It is for the first time Rohit and Akshay are collaborating for a film which will go on floors in April this year. The ‘Simmba’ director has recently opened up about rumours of his tiff with superstar Shah Rukh Khan.
In a recent interview, Rohit Shetty had said that ‘Chennai Express‘ was not Shah Rukh’s film, it was Deepika Padukone‘s film. There are several reports doing rounds on social media stating that Rohit and Shah Rukh have fallen out after ‘Dilwale’ which did not perform well at the box office. Notably, in ‘Dilwale’ Rohit an SRK collaborated for the second time after ‘Chennai Express’.
Talking about his tiff, Rohit told Zoom TV, “Not really. No, actually you know what happens is on a technical basis people don’t realise if you see the titles of ‘Simmba’, the colour, the DI (of the film) everything has happened at Red Chillies where Zero was also being worked, and that is Shah Rukh’s company.”
“So, agar aisa kuch hoga (his alleged fight with SRK) then why would I work there. There’s nothing like that. Nothing. It’s just that we’ve not done a film together toh abhi yeh ho gaya ki jhagda ho gaya hai. That happens,” Rohit added.
It is to be noted that 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 200 crore club and became the third highest grossing film of 2018.
On the professional front, Shah Rukh Khan will next be seen in Rakesh Sharma’s biopic, ‘Salute’.