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Rohit Shetty is king of commercial cinema: Sara Ali Khan

Bollywood newcomer Sara Ali Khan considers her ‘Simmba’ director Rohit Shetty the “king of commercial cinema”. “I am a huge Rohit sir fan. I aspire for versatility, and I mean it. I messaged Rohit sir thrice and he responded on the third message. I think he is the king of commercial cinema. So, knowing that Rohit sir and Ranveer Singh were coming together, I had to,” Sara told the media here when asked why she was so interested in working in a Rohit Shetty film.

Sharing the story behind her coming on board for the film, Shetty said: “Nobody approached Sara. She approached (us) herself. She literally cooked my brain by messaging me so many times. Sara happened because of Gattu (Abhishek Kapoor, director of Sara’s debut film) because he also called me and asked me to cast Sara! He took the initiative and told me to watch some footage of ‘Kedarnath’ that they had already shot. Then I saw it and called her.”

The film ‘Simmba’ addresses the issue of rape and sexual harassment of women and how many times due to the negligence of police and political power, rapists walk free after the crime. The film shows how the protagonist Simmba, played by Ranveer, brings a change. Sara’s debut film released on December 7 and ‘Simmba’ is releasing on December 28.