Post another box office smash in the form of Sooryavanshi, all eyes are on Rohit Shetty's upcoming projects, with everybody from the industry and trade to the media and audience waiting with bated breath for his next, big hit. And while it's easy to get seduced by the prospect of Singham 3, what with it belonging to the same cop universe as Sooryavanshi and Simmba, plus Rohit Shetty smartly teasing us about it during the climax of the former, let's not forget that first, the blockbuster Director will be dishing out Cirkus, starring Ranveer Singh, Jacqueline Fernandez, Pooja Hegde and Varun Sharma.
Now, there have been numerous reports that Cirkus is a modern take on Gulzar's classic 1982 comedy, Angoor, with Ranveer Singh and Varun Sharma being swapped for Sanjeev Kumar and Deven Verma's roles. However, when BollywoodLife quizzed Rohit Shetty about the same in an exclusive interview, he not only refuted it, but also revealed what Cirkus is actually based on.
“We've made a cute. comedy film with Ranveer called Cirkus. It's not similar to Angooor at all. If I have to genuinely tell you, Cirkus is not Angoor, it's Comedy of Errors, which is a Shakespearean play, on which numerous films have been made. In black and white, Do Dooni Chaar was made, Angoor was made, even in Bengali there's an adaptation of Comedy of Errors. Some have also written books on it. So, it's from that play, but it's a totally different take, a different universe, if I have to tell you. And there's a lot of time left for it to release, too, as we had to wait a long time for Sooryavanshi and now we're promoting it. We don't have any release date in mind (for Angoor), we'll complete it's last schedule in December,” said Rohit Shetty.
So, there, you have it straight from the horse's mouth – Cirkus is not directly based on Angoor.
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