After the enormous success of Ajay Devgn’s Singham and Ranveer Singh starrer Simmba, Rohit Shetty is all set to with his next cop drama Sooryavanshi starring Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif.
While talking about the same with a leading daily, Ajay Devgn revealed how he feels the universe is striking chords with the audience.
“Universes have a massive scope in Bollywood. Singham is a strong franchise and then Simmba has become another important series, and now if Sooryavanshi goes to become something like that, which I’m sure it will, then it will be the same thing as Avengers. The film got such a big opening worldwide.”
He further said:
“Either you are an Iron Man fan or any other Avengers, now that all of them came together for a film, one will definitely go. Every superhero’s fan would go, it’s as simple as that. If these characters also go on to become that strong, then people would wait for something like this. Having a good script is extremely important. If it’s not justified, anybody will fail.”
However, he further explained how Bollywood cannot compete with Hollywood universes.
“The fact is that we don’t have budgets but have to compete with them. The work they do in one lakh rupees, we have to deliver it in Rs 100. The audience doesn’t care what your restraints are. They just see what is visible on the screen.”
Rohit Shetty promised that he has plans to make a film with a female police officer to complete his cop-universe. Devgn, who is a mentor to Shetty, his longtime collaborator, said the director is working on the idea.
When asked about the same, he said:
“Who cannot play? Any female actor can play the role. Any woman can play a cop. All our actresses are doing so well. All the new girls at least are doing so well – Deepika, Katrina, Kareena and anyone can do it.”
On the work front, Ajay said that he is shooting for period action drama Tanhaji, in which he stars in the title role, is nearly complete. Also starring Saif Ali Khan, the film is slated to be released on January 10, 2020.
He will soon start filming the biopic on legendary Indian football coach Syed Abdul Rahim, which will be followed by period drama, Chanakya.