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Rohit Shetty to make a female-centric cop film on the lines of 'Singham', 'Simmba'

File photo of Rohit Shetty Photograph:( DNA )

WION Web Team Mumbai, Maharashtra, India Mar 13, 2019, 05.37 PM (IST)

Filmmaker Rohit Shetty's films on the police force have all been blockbuster hits and all the films have centered around men. But the filmmaker whose last film 'Simmba'was a blockbuster hit stated that he has plans to make a female cop film to complete his 'Singham' universe.

Shetty's follow-up to his hit 'Singham' was 2018's Ranveer Singh-starrer 'Simmba', which was part of a multi-film universe that the director has in mind. The next film in this universe is Akshay Kumar-fronted 'Sooryavanshi'. 

At an event on Tuesday, Shetty was asked if he had plans to make a female cop film, to which the filmmaker replied "Soon we will be making it. We have a story in mind. We will definitely do it. We need to take a year or so, but we plan to do that to complete the universe."

The director was speaking at a special session at the FICCI Frames 2019. Shetty, who has delivered consecutive blockbusters and is known for making larger-than-life massy films, said he got the idea to start a universe while watching Hollywood superhero projects like 'Avengers'. 

"Whatever happens in Hollywood, happens here 10 years down the line. That's always been the theory. When I was watching the 'Avengers' series, I got an idea that 'why don't we create a universe?' 

"Obviously, we don't have the kind of budget to make so many superhero films year after year. Then I thought to make a cop universe from 'Simmba' onwards," he said.

The filmmaker said as the concept of creating a universe was novel for the Indian audience, he was initially nervous about the plunge. 

"I was a bit scared before the release because this was happening for the first time in our country. I knew that youngsters and kids will (understand), because they have 'Avengers', but our mature audience hasn't seen that. I had doubts merging two worlds but it worked big time," Shetty said. 

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Shetty's follow-up to his hit 'Singham' was 2018's Ranveer Singh-starrer 'Simmba', which was part of a multi-film universe that the director has in mind. The next film in this universe is Akshay Kumar-fronted 'Sooryavanshi'.