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Director Rohit Shetty, known for his over-the-top action sequences and comedy movies like the Golmaal franchise, has created a ‘desi cop universe’, which he started with Ajay Devgn-starrer Singham followed by Ranveer Singh’s Simmba and now the upcoming Akshay Kumar-starrer Sooryavanshi.
Sooryavanshi also features Ajay and Ranveer. “After making Singham franchise, we thought of expanding the cop universe and that’s how Simmba happened. For the first time, we had merged two worlds - Simmba and Singham and had also added a new element with Sooryavanshi. It was a big risk but it worked,” Rohit told PTI.
“Weare trying to create a world of our own and we have been open about it. It will only grow (with time). There will be female cops as well in my universe,” he added.
The director thinks it is not possible to create something like the Avengers franchise in India because of budget constraints. “The budget of something like Avengers is too high. We do not have that kind of budget. It is not that we do not have a special team (referring to VFX) or action. We have that.”
ForSooryavanshi, Rohit has teamed up for the first time with Katrina Kaif and he says this is the right film for them to come together. “Katrina has a very good role in the film. We both have been trying to work with each together on a film but this seemed like an apt film for both of us.”