Ranveer Singh and Rohit Shetty’s upcoming venture Simmba is in news for sometime due to its star cast. Though Rohit has confirmed Ranveer as the main lead from the very first days of the movie production, the speculation for the leading lady was doing the round for long. Names like Deepika Padukone, Jahnavi Kapoor and the wink girl Priya Prakash Varrier are assumed to be on board. But finally, Rohit and Karan Johar have finalised Sara Ali Khan as the leading pair opposite Ranveer. Now the cast for the role of antagonist in Simmba is facing the same challenges. Abhishek Bachchan was previously offered the role but he has turned down it as he is not ready yet to play the negative character. Then the role was offered R Madhavan but the 47 years old actor took his Twitter handle to announce that he also not able to do the film.
The 3 Idiots actor was initially very excited for the project as he calls himself a big fan of Rohit Shetty and his movies. He expressed his disappointment as he can not be a part of the South Indian Hit Remake.
He posted on Twitter; “I am a huge crazy fan of Rohit Shetty and his films. As is my son. It breaks both our hearts that I’m not able to be a part of this film because of my injury. I’m well on my way to recovery but this is a huge opportunity and excitement lost.”
Earlier in an interview with the leading Indian daily, he expressed his excitement for the project; “I am doing a film with Ranveer which will be full of action. This will be the first-time people will see him performing so many action sequences. He has great energy and after working with him in a commercial, even I believe so”.
Check out the Tweet of the actor here:
Hey folks .. So I am a huge crazy fan of Rohit Shetty and his films. As is my son. It breaks both our hearts that I’m not able to be a part of this film because of my injury. I’m well on my way to recovery but this is a huge opportunity and excitement lost.?? https://t.co/9YJBctaCJI
— Ranganathan Madhavan (@ActorMadhavan) March 25, 2018
Ranveer Singh will play the role of a corrupt police officer Sangram Bhalerao. This hardcore action will be produced by Dharma Production. The shooting of the movie will be started around April 2018. The movie is slated to be released December 28 clashing with Dabangg 3.