Mumbai: The ‘baap’ of all collaborations has finally been announced. The biggest commercial director in Bollywood has joined hands with one of the biggest producers of the country, in a film starring a young superstar.
The first look of Ranveer Singh as a quirky cop in ‘Simmba’, a film to be directed by Rohit Shetty and produced by him and Karan Johar, was revealed on Thursday.
Karan and Ranveer shared the poster on Twitter, also revealing the release date, 28 December, 2018.
Reports of a triple clash between this film, Shah Rukh Khan’s next film and Sushant Singh Rajput-Sara Ali Khan’s ‘Kedarnath’ on Christmas had surfaced.
But now it is clear that at least ‘Kedarnath’ won’t clash with ‘Simmbaa’ as the former is scheduled for 21 December release.
The release date of SRK’s film, directed by Aanand L Rai and also starring Anushka Sharma and Katrina Kaif, had been announced for Christmas, but now it’s not clear if they would release on 21st or 28th.
‘Simmba’ is inspired from the Jr NTR starrer Telugu hit ‘Temper’, but Rohit had clarified that it won’t be an exact copy, though he has bought the rights.
The film marks the second collaboration of Rohit with both the actor and the filmmaker. Rohit had earlier worked on a massy advertisement with Ranveer, and is now working with Karan on a TV show.
‘Simmba’ is set to be the first out-and-out masala film for Dharma Productions.