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Cirkus: Ranveer Singh says he and Rohit Shetty are like the new Amitabh Bachchan-Manmohan Desai

Cirkus is produced by Bhushan Kumar’s T-Series and will release in cinemas on December 23 this year.

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Last Updated: 10.57 AM, Jun 01, 2022

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Cirkus: Ranveer Singh says he and Rohit Shetty are like the new Amitabh Bachchan-Manmohan Desai

Ranveer Singh and Rohit Shetty | Image via Twitter

Ranveer Singh and Rohit Shetty are collaborating yet again, this time in a comedy titled Cirkus, which also stars Pooja Hegde, Jacqueline Fernandez and Varun Sharma.   

The movie, described as a “complete family entertainer” by the makers, is based on Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors where two sets of identical twins are separated at birth. 

According to The Indian Express, Singh recently compared his and Shetty's collaboration to that of Amitabh Bachchan and Manmohan Desai, who have created yesteryear hits like Amar Akbar Anthony and Coolie.

“I remember at the time of Simmba coming across a part of a review where someone had written, ‘This looks like the new Manmohan Desai and Amitabh Bachchan.’ And I remember mentioning it to Rohit sir — ‘You know sir, someone has actually written this.’ And he was like, ‘Yeah, I read it too.’ So yeah, I think it’s a match made in heaven. I think some kind of divine, cosmic force brought us together,” said Singh. 

Singh has previously worked with Shetty on Simmba and spoke about feeling completely “safe” at the hands of the director. The actor also said that Shetty is like a brother to him and less of a “creative collaborator filmmaker.”

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Cirkus will also reportedly star Deepika Padukone and Ajay Devgn, both of whom have also worked with Shetty in the past in Chennai Express and Singham, respectively. Supporting cast members include Siddhartha Jadhav, Johnny Lever, Sanjay Mishra and Vrajesh Hirjee. 

Singh was last seen in Yash Raj Films' social comedy Jayeshbhai Jordaar, which focused on the rampant issue of female foeticide. In spite of the story's message, the movie only collected a total of Rs 23.03 crore worldwide. However, Singh's performance as a mild-mannered Gujarati man who stands up against his family's blatant sexism was widely appreciated by critics. 

Shetty, on the other hand, is set to make his debut as director of an OTT series titled Indian Police Force led by Sidharth Malhotra. 

Cirkus is produced by Bhushan Kumar’s T-Series and will release in cinemas on December 23 this year.

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