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PeepingMoon Exclusive: ‘There will be a lady police officer soon more than just being a wife or a girlfriend,’ says Rohit Shetty on expanding his cop universe with a female protagonist

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Rohit Shetty is basking in the success of his latest release Sooryavanshi starring Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif in the lead. The film has got the cash registers ringing at the box office as it has got the audience back into theatres. Now, in an exclusive interview with PeepingMoon.com, the acclaimed filmmaker spoke about how he gets top billing actresses like Kareena Kapoor Khan and Katrina Kaif to star in his films even though they do not have a big meaty role and his plans of making a film with a female cop in the future.

Talking about how he gets every top billing actress to be a part of his films even when they have a limited screen time and eventually expanding is cop universe with female leads, Rohit said, “Kareena and I go a long way back as we did Golmaal 2 together and then when we were making Singham 2, she called me to ask ‘what are you doing next?’So I told her that ‘I am doing Singham Returns’, so she asked me, ‘Who is the girl, I am doing the film’. I told her that the role is not that big but she said, ‘it’s not about that, I just want to spend time with the team and be in the film’, so Singham Returns happened that way."

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he further said, "With Sooryavanshi, I feel though the timing was limited, the strongest girl character of the cop universe is Katrina’s character in Sooryavanshi and gradually it will start growing and getting bigger and yes, there will be a lady cop for sure in the coming times, because see what has happened, we had planned but everything was paused for two years. So we have the backlog of two years now and in near future there will be a lady cop more than just being a wife or a girlfriend of a cop.”

Rohit’s Sooryavanshi is going great guns at the box office and has cameo appearances by Ranveer Singh and Ajay Devgn as they reprise their roles of Simmba and Singham respectively.

(Transcribed By: Vandana Srivastawa) 

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