Top actor Ranveer Singh thinks that the masala movies Bollywood is always pumps out are the holy grail of mainstream Hindi films, but is happy to step into that zone with Rohit Shetty’s upcoming flick, Simmba. The Bajirao Mastani actor will be seen as policeman Sangram Bhalerao in the movie, starring opposite newcomer Sara Ali Khan and Sonu Sood.
"'Simmba' is a full blown masala film. It's an entertainer. I believe masala films are the holy grail of mainstream Hindi films. In terms of genre, it is the king of all genres," Ranveer told IANS.
"I am very lucky and I am very blessed that I am under the guidance of the king of the genre. Rohit Shetty is the gold standard in the masala film genre. I am making a foray into this genre in his film so it could not get any better. It's highly entertaining," he added.
The film, which has been produced by Karan Johar and Reliance Entertainment, is all set to hit the big screen on December 28th. Ranveer has revealed that there are plenty of “exciting action sequences and great songs” in the movie.
"And a very substantial story that's driving the narrative of the film. There is intense drama. There are comedic bits. Just what you expect that a mainstream Hindi audience loves is that all these flavours come into one film and that is one man who crafts it so beautifully, Rohit Shetty. So, we are hoping to set a new benchmark for this genre."
Ranveer has made his name in the world of Indian Cinema in the various roles he has portrayed beautifully such as in films like Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela, Gunday, Dil Dhadakne Do, Bajirao Mastani and Padmaavat.
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