Sara Ali Khan To Star Opposite Ranveer Singh In Rohit Shetty’s ‘Simmba’
Bollywood actor Saif Ali Khan and Amrita Singh’s daughter Sara Ali Khan has bagged herself a second project.
She will be the lead face of Rohit Shetty’s Simbaa starring Ranveer Singh.
There have been speculations about who will be cast as the female lead in the Simbaa with names of both star kids, Sara Ali Khan and Janhvi Kapoor being discussed.
Amid uncertainty over her role in the film Kedarnath, Sara Ali Khan has signed Rohit Shetty’s Simmba opposite Ranveer Singh.
The film is a cop drama with Ranveer playing the role of notorious cop Sangram Bhalerao. The film has an initial release date of December 28 this year.
Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions took to Twitter on Tuesday and posted a picture of the star with KJo and Rohit Shetty to announce the signing.
This will be Sara Ali Khan’s second Bollywood film after Abhishek Kapoor’s Kedarnath.
The decision has been finally made and it was announced on Dharma Productions’ Twitter handle. “A stunning fresh face + the unlimited energy of a superstar + the craft of the 2 biggest filmmakers = BLOCKBUSTER already!” the message read.
A stunning fresh face + the unlimited energy of a superstar + the craft of the 2 biggest filmmakers = BLOCKBUSTER already!? #Simmba@karanjohar @apoorvamehta18 @RanveerOfficial #SaraAliKhan #RohitShetty @RelianceEnt @RSPicturez pic.twitter.com/9lmCCkDcwj
— Dharma Productions (@DharmaMovies) March 20, 2018
The film, which also stars Sushant Singh Rajput, is expected to release on December 28, 2018. If the makers of Simmba and Kedarnath stick to their release dates, Sara will have two releases in the space of one week. Now, that would be a dream launch.
Simmba is the official Bollywood remake of Jr NTR’s Telugu hit Temper. “We have bought the rights of Temper but our film is not exactly a remake. We wanted to take four-five scenes from Temper but we thought it’s better to buy the rights. It’s what we did with Singham,” Rohit Shetty was quoted as saying in an earlier interview.
In Simmba, Ranveer Singh will be seen playing the role of a police officer for the first time in his career. Talking to IANS about his role in Simmba, Ranveer had said, “Sangram Bhale Rao aka Simmba… He is a cop in the film. I am really very excited about collaborating with Rohit Shetty, more than anyone else. He is the king of masala films, which are loved more than any other films. So this is something I believe I was born to do and I am looking forward to it.”
Ranveer is currently working in Zoya Akhtar’s film Gully Boy that is based on Mumbai’s street rappers.