There is no denying the fact that superstar Ajay Devgn and filmmaker Rohit Shetty form one of the most successful actor-director duos in Bollywood. Both have collaborated on more than half a dozen films and most of their outings have been received well by the audience.
Of all the films which both have done together, Singham remains one of their most successful collaborations. Produced by Mahesh Ramanathan and Reliance Entertainment, the film hit screens in 2011 and was one of the highest grossing films of the year.
Buoyed up by the tremendous response the movie generated, Ajay and Rohit developed the film into a franchise and Singham Returns was born in 2014. The sequel, which also features Kareena Kapoor Khan, too emerged victorious at the box office.
Rumours had been doing the rounds since long that Ajay and Rohit would come together again for the third instalment of the film. But now, the news is coming in that it is not Ajay but Sunny Deol who will take the franchise forward. If reports are to be believed, Deol even phoned Devgn to inform him about the latest development and that the film will now be called S3 instead of Singham 3.
It is yet not confirmed who is financing the project and whether or not it will be helmed by Rohit. But it is certain that Sunny is onboard. A source says, “Before signing the film, Sunny called Ajay and told him he is doing it. He also told Ajay he won’t use the name Singham anywhere. Ajay was cool with it.”
Meanwhile, Ajay Devgn and Rohit Shetty are currently busy shooting for their much-awaited upcoming film, Golmaal Again, which is the fourth instalment of their blockbuster film franchise, Golmaal. Golmaal Again is set to release on 20th October 2017.