Rohit Shetty threatens to chop Ranveer Singh's role in Sooryavanshi, here's why
Rohit Shetty is set to appear on this weekend's Diwali-special episode of The Big Picture. Hosted by Ranveer Singh, the show will see the filmmaker promoting his upcoming film, Sooryavanshi, which stars Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif in the lead roles. Ranveer has a cameo in the movie.
In a promo from The Big Picture, shared by Colors on Instagram, a nervous Rohit attempted to answer a question on the show. He told Ranveer that his reputation is at stake if he doesn't answer the question correctly.
“Yaar ye waala nahi aaya toh bahut bezzati hogi (If I don't know this answer, it will be a disgrace),” Rohit told Ranveer, looking at the screen with the questions. “Yes, I agree, it will be a disgrace so you have to give the right answer,” Ranveer said, before bursting out laughing. “You are putting me under pressure,” Rohit responded.
“You'll help no?” the director asked Ranveer, seeking reassurance. However, the actor denied any help, adding that he is not allowed to. “Dekh abhi dekh, release nahi hui hai (see, Sooryavanshi hasn't been released yet),” Rohit said, making a snipping gesture and suggesting that he would chop his role. “Nahi, nahi, nahi (No, no, no),” Ranveer tried to pacify him.
The promo also revealed that a number of policemen would be seated in the audience, keeping up with the cop theme of Sooryavanshi. The film is the latest addition to Rohit's cop universe.
Rohit has previously directed three films focusing on the police. With Ajay, he released Singham (2011) and Singham Returns (2014). With Ranveer, he made Simmba. Sooryavanshi marks the fourth film in the universe and introduces Akshay as the new cop.
The film, set for a Diwali release, has been long delayed. It was on the verge of release when the Covid-19 pandemic and the lockdown that followed forced the shutting of theatres.
Sooryavanshi revolves around an anti-terror squad officer trying to thwart an attack on Mumbai. Katrina is paired opposite Akshay. Ajay Devgn and Ranveer will be reprising their roles of Singham and Simmba, respectively, in the film.