Cop films set the bar so high with box office success: Rohit

Vastavam web: Director Rohit Shetty says cop films such as “Dabangg” and “Singham” have set the bar so high with their box office success and popularity that it is obvious for any police-centric movie to be compared with them.The filmmaker, whose next project “Simmba” will see Ranveer Singh don the khakhi uniform as Sangram Bhalerao, said he is confident the film will be original in its character.”This will always happen. Whenever a cop film will be made people will either draw comparisons with ‘Dabangg’ or ‘Singham’. If the look and part is serious then ‘Singham’, if entertaining then Chulbul Pandey. Our cop (Ranveer) is not a Chulbul Pandey kind of a character,” Shetty said, who has directed “Singham” and “Singham Returns”.

While “Dabangg” and “Singham” have mushroomed into a franchise in the action-drama series, the director said it is too early to say the same about “Simmba”.”Ranveer is a unique personality. With Rohit, he will make his own character. There is no actor like him that I have seen so far. He is an energy ball, the way he will explode is going to be good. I don’t think anyone would show the explosion like him on screen,” Johar said.Meanwhile, the director-producer duo will be seen judging “India’s Next Superstars”, which goes on air from January 13 on Star Plus.

Asked if this is an answer to the nepotism debate, Johar said, “It’s better if I don’t speak anything. I have already said a lot of things on the topic.” “Two years back intolerance was the word, now there is nepotism. It will fade out in sometime. If a reporter and I know each other and that reporter refers his son or siblings who want to assist me and I can help them, there is no harm in it. If there is no talent in him or her, they will be able to do only one film.