Mumbai: Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh has said that Rohit Shetty, director of his upcoming film Simmba has told him to ensure that uniform of the police officer should tear apart when he wears it in terms of physical transformation for the film. Ranveer was interacting with media as he unveiled Carrera eyewear’s #DriveYourStory campaign and the premiere of a short film based on his life journey on Wednesday in Mumbai.
Talking about his upcoming films in detail, Ranveer said, Simmba is my first collaboration with Rohit Shetty which I know people are really excited about and me more than anyone to be diving into the masala genre with the king of the genre. It is an incredible opportunity that I am extremely excited to be commencing principal shooting in about a month’s time. I will start prep for that film from tomorrow. Rohit Shetty is very keen that I have big muscles in the film. He has told me Jab tu wardi pehenega na to wardi phatni chahiye, to ensure that the police uniform should tear apart when I wear it.
He has just finished shooting for Gully Boy, a very special story that he says he is closely attached to. “It’s set against the backdrop of flourishing desi hip-hop scene coming out of Mumbai. It is the story which represents Mumbai in its true sense so, that being my hometown, born & raised, these are my people, this is my language and this is the story I am really attached to. It’s an underdog story about a kid who broke through from great adversity in life to make it as a recording artist,” said Ranveer
Another film he has been working on is 1983 which is the story of Indian cricket team’s 1983 World Cup triumph, a significant event in the history of Indian cricket. Ranveer says, “When Kabir Khan first came to me with that film, I said finally somebody is making that film but when he told me the story, I realized what an insane underdog story it is. A bunch of ragtag underdogs that nobody believed in who went on to fight against the odds, be brave and had the ultimate triumph so, a story that extremely significant in our history as a nation and one definitely that shaped sports and cricket what it is today and it is something that I am very proud to be part of so, I am very excited about my upcoming slate and I really hope audience will enjoy all of those films.”
Ranveer Singh was last seen in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmaavat, playing the character of the ruler of Khilji dynasty Alauddin Khilji, for which he received extremely positive reviews from audience and critics.