Golmaal 3 is all set to light up the screens this Diwali. And along with loads of laughs, director Rohit Shetty also promises some thrills and spills. Ajay Devgn, who made his entry in Golmaal and Golmaal Returns balancing on two bikes, will now make a dhamakedaar entry atop two cars, tilted precariously on two wheels.
“Ajay didn’t even have the safety of cables, even when the cars were parachuting in thin air,” reminisces Shetty. “But he’s done plenty of action over the years and following a day’s rehearsals, he was ready for take.”
Besides the daredevil opening act, the actor also has some maar dhaad scenes in which he will be seen pounding a bunch of rowdies. Shetty informs that they were junior artistes from the Tamil film industry who were coached for three days for the scene. Deadly Devgn didn’t need any lessons in self-defense.
“Golmaal 3 is a comic caper but like its predecessors, it packs a few punches,” says the director who will direct a quickie action movie before embarking on his next big laugh riot, that he says, is not Golmaal 4. It’s a remake of the Tamil blockbuster Singam, toplining the original Ghajini hero, Surya.
The film revolves around a good cop (Surya), who undergoes a personality change after locking horns with the bad guy (Prakash Raj). “Ajay will be stepping into Surya’s shoes since no one else will work with me,” Shetty jokes.
Singam was co-produced by Big Pictures, along with Studio Green and Sun Pictures, and was recommended to Shetty who was in talks with Reliance. “I really liked the film. After four back-to-back comedies, I wanted a change and Singam provided me with a chance to switch genres,” he reasons, saying that he will be re-drafting the script next month so it will appeal to a Hindi audience, particularly one in the Northern belt. Following that he will lock on the heroine and the rest of the cast.
And what about Golmaal 4? “That will happen but only after about two years,” he says. “I want to make two other movies before I return to the franchise. But Golmaal 4 will happen, with the same bunch of actors.”