- This will always happen: Rohit Shetty on comparison
- Rohit Shetty is not sure if he will make a series of Simmba films
- Let's see how the first one does, he said.
"This will always happen. Whenever a cop film will be made people will either draw comparisons with Dabangg or Singham. If the look and part is serious then Singham, if entertaining then Chulbul Pandey. Our cop (Ranveer) is not a Chulbul Pandey kind of a character,"Rohit Shetty said, who has directed Singham and Singham Returns.
Dabangg and Singham have mushroomed into a franchise in the action-drama series but the director said it is too early to say the same about Simmba. "Let's see how the first one does (referring to its commercial success). The first one has to work and then we will think (for the second one)."
Presented by Reliance Entertainment, the film is produced by Rohit Shetty Picturez and Karan Johar's Dharma Productions. Simmba is the first collaboration among the three top guns of Bollywood.
"Ranveer is a unique personality. With Rohit, he will make his own character. There is no actor like him that I have seen so far. He is an energy ball, the way he will explode is going to be good. I don't think anyone would show the explosion like him on screen," Karan Johar said.
When asked if this is an answer to the nepotism debate, Karan Johar said, "It's better if I don't speak anything. I have already said a lot of things on the topic."
Rohit Shetty, however, believes some words make headlines. "Two years back intolerance was the word, now there is nepotism. It will fade out in sometime. If a reporter and I know each other and that reporter refers his son or siblings who want to assist me and I can help them, there is no harm in it. If there is no talent in him or her, they will be able to do only one film. If Karan had no talent he would not have reached this far. There is no harm in giving anyone an opportunity," he said.
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