Director Rohit Shetty during the promotions of his upcoming movie Simmba starring actor Ranveer Singh and Sara Ali Khan said that he would have been upset if Abhishek Kapoor hadn’t got the credit for introducing Sara.
“No, I have always wanted Kedarnath to come before Simmba because Gattu (Abhishek Kapoor) had signed Sara before me. In fact, he was the one who suggested her to me for Simmba. I’d be upset if he hadn’t got the credit for launching her,” he said. “Nobody approached Sara. She approached us herself. She literally cooked my brain by messaging me so many times. Sara happened because of Gattu (Abhishek Kapoor, director of Sara’s debut film, Kedarnath) because he also called me and asked me to cast Sara! He took the initiative and told me to watch some footage of Kedarnath that they had already shot. Then I saw it and called her.”
Speaking of the ace director and ‘cooking his brain’, Sara had said, “I am a huge Rohit sir fan. I aspire for versatility, and I mean it. I messaged Rohit sir thrice and he responded on the third message. I think he is the king of commercial cinema. So, knowing that Rohit sir and Ranveer Singh were coming together, I had to.”
Simmba is slated to release on December 28 and is produced by Dharma Productions
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18 August, 2019