According to the reports, Sonu Sood will be playing the main villain in Ranveer Singh starrer ‘Simmba’ to be directed by Rohit Shetty. R. Madhavan was going to portray the character but due to his injury, he had to back out of the film and Sood joined in immediately. There are lot of first’s attached to this film in terms of Ranveer and Rohit collaborating for their maiden voyage and Sonu also has not seen Rohit’s camera before in any of his film. Karan Johar is producing this film under his banner Dharma Productions and he has never bankrolled a Shetty film before.
Shetty recently delivered one of the biggest hits of his career by the name of ‘Golmaal Again’ in 2017 and almost re-invented his own genre to suit the needs of contemporary film making. Ranveer will be essaying the role of a notorious cop in the film which is the official remake of NTR Jr. starrer ‘Temper’ which is essentially a Telugu film. Initially Shetty was only going to borrow a few scenes from that film but came on the conclusion of buying the remake rights in order to avoid any copyright claim upon the release.
Ranveer is currently shooting for his film ‘Gully Boy’ which is directed by Zoya Akhtar and showcases the story of an underground rappers rise to fame from the suburbs of Mumbai. Ranveer is a bit of a rapper himself and certainly knows how to carry the altitude as he has recorded for his own singing portions in the film. In a few weeks, Ranveer will roll the shoot of Simmba in order to make sure that it gets a release on 28 December. Simmba may have to clash with Salman Khan starrer blockbuster franchise film ‘Dabangg’ which is also an action cop piece put up on celluloid.