When it comes to cop-dramas, Bollywood has its own formula which hardly failed! The trend has started with the films like Khakhee, Sarfarosh, Ab Tak Chhapan, Zanjeer, Dewar, Gangaajal, Aan and now it’s Rohit Shetty who is exploring the formula in his own style. And of course, he is doing it at its best!
Rohit, is the man who served the thriller recipe with some comic touch. His ‘Singham’ franchise is one of the most popular cop franchises. And now if the reports are to be believed, then the Bollywood cop drama specialist Mr. Rohit Shetty is all set to helm another action packed film, which will star Bollywood’s Bhaijaan AKA Salman in lead.
Salman Khan is currently busy with Ali Abbas Zafar’s ‘Bharat’ schedule. After that he has the third installment of ‘Dabangg’ franchise in his kitty. And now we have learnt from a close source that after wrapping up ‘Bharat’ and ‘Dabangg 3’ officer Chulbul Pandey is gearing up to team up with Rohit Shetty for another action packed cop venture.
Not to miss, it will be Rohit and Salman’s first collaboration. The untitled cop drama is slated to go on floors by the end of this year and will be bankrolled by producer Sajid Nadiadwala. The makers are currently prepping up for the same and brainstorming on multiple ideas.
The director and producer duo Rohit and Sajid have met a couple of times to not just discuss the possibilities of collaborating on a film with Salman in lead but also on the content, revealed a source close to the development.
The source also added that among the many ideas they have discussed, one is a spin-off to the character of Devi Lal Singh aka Devil from the movie ‘Kick’, which was filmmaker Sajid’s successful directorial debut. The 2014 film had an open ending with Salman’s character donning the khaki uniform. If the idea materializes as planned, it could be the take off for Rohit Shetty’s venture, informed the source.
Salman-Rohit’s first ever venture could be 2020’s Christmas release. According to reports, the film is expected to release in the second half of 2020, may be in December.
Before moving to this venture, Rohit Shetty will wrap up his next cop drama ‘Sooryavanshi’ with Akshay Kumar in lead, which marks Khiladi Kumar’s entry in the cop universe. The film will go on floors in June and wrap up by August in one start-to-finish schedule.
Shetty helmed Ajay Devgan in the ‘Singham’ series, which was a massive hit. The director recently collaborated with Ranveer Singh for his latest cop venture ‘Simmba’, which is extremely successful and still earning some good digits at the box office.
While, the source was asked if Salman will also play a cop character in Shetty’s upcoming venture, the source reported that “It’s too early to comment on that, as everything depends on how the script and the character turn out. But one thing is for sure, Salman and Rohit’s first film for together will be a combo to look forward.”
Well, we have no option else agree!