Mumbai: Director Rohit Shetty says police officer movies such as Dabangg and Singham have actually set the bar so high with their ticket office success and appeal that it is obvious for any police-centric film to be compared with them.The filmmaker
, whose next task Simmba will see Ranveer Singh don the khakhi uniform as Sangram Bhalerao, said he is confident the movie will be initial in its character.
“Exactly what typically takes place is that Chulbul Pandey and Singham have become the iconic characters. When we were making Singham, a lot of people informed us are ‘you aiming to make a Dabangg type of a film’, but the film has its own identity.
“This will always happen. Whenever a cop film will be made individuals will either draw contrasts with Dabangg or Singham. If the appearance and part is severe then Singham, if entertaining then Chulbul Pandey. Our cop (Ranveer) is not a Chulbul Pandey type of a character,” Shetty said, who has directed Singham and Singham Returns.
While Dabangg and Singham have actually mushroomed into a franchise in the action-drama series, the director stated it is too early to state the same about Simmba.
“Let’s see how the first one does (describing its industrial success). The first one has to work then we will believe (for the 2nd one).”
Provided by Reliance Entertainment, the film is produced by Rohit Shetty Picturez and Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions.Simmba is the first partnership among the 3 leading weapons of Bollywood. “Ranveer is an unique character.
With Rohit, he will make his own character. There is no star like him that I have seen up until now. He is an energy ball, the way he will blow up is going to be good. I don’t think anyone would reveal the surge like him on screen,” Johar said.Meanwhile, the director-producer duo will be seen judging India’s Next Superstars, which goes on air from January 13. The tagline of the show is’Na Khaandan Na Sifaarish'( Neither household line nor recommendation). Asked if this is a response to the nepotism dispute, Johar said,”It’s much better if I don’t speak anything. I have currently stated a lot
of things on the subject.”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 press reporter and I understand each other which reporter refers his child or siblings who wish to assist me and I can assist them, there is no damage in it. If there is no skill in them, they will have the ability to do only one movie.”If Karan had no talent he would not have reached this far. There is no harm in providing anybody a chance,”he said.