Chennai Express to be shot in October

By Hindustan Times

There’ll be an action film with Ajay Devgn before Rohit Shetty partners with Karan Johar.

"Shah Rukh (Khan) and I met and decided to do a film together. Chennai Express just happened, but once the news was out, there was so much hype surrounding it. It’s just one film with Shah Rukh after which I will do an action film with Ajay (Devgan) that could be Singham 2 or something else. We are still working on the script,” says Rohit Shetty

The SRK starrer is a journey movie that starts on a train. But it is unlikely to be shot in Chennai. Rohit however plans shoot down South, and once Bol Bachchan releases on July 9, he will go on a reccy to finalise the locations. The film will roll in October.

“Chennai Express has a huge ensemble cast, and I will rope in actors from the South film industry. That’ll be something new for Hindi film audiences. Shah Rukh and I will meet after the IPL and finalise the female lead,” he says.

After the Ajay punch’em dhamaka, Rohit will get cracking on a Dharma production. Karan Johar and he joined hands recently and Rohit promises a hardcrore masala movie. Kajol has been an integral part of Karan’s banner but Ajay has done only one horror film for him, Kaal (2005).

Can Rohit pull off a casting coup by roping in Ajay and Kajol for this Dharma co-production? He smiles, “You never know, anything is possible. But it is early days yet; I have to wrap up two movies before I start work on this one.”

Rohit played himself in a special appearance in Ekta Kapoor’s sequel Kya Super Kool Hain Hum, with Tusshar Kapoor, a struggling actor in the film, trying to woo him at a party with a take-off on his mute Lucky from the Golmaal series. “It was strange to see a character you’ve created turn up in another film to raise a few laughs. For me, facing the camera was no big deal because I just had to be Rohit Shetty. It was nothing different from the TV shows I have come on,” he points out.

About the status quo of Golmaal 4, he says, “It could take a couple of years. We haven’t come up with the right script yet. I’d rather wait for a worthy successor, meanwhile, there’s Bol Bachchan.”

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