By RAHUL RAUT
‘Dhoom’, ‘Golmaal’, ‘Hera Pheri’, ‘Singham’ and ‘Don’ are most loved movie franchises in Bollywood. These different-genre-series have their own fan-following and bring a high number of footfalls whenever they come in cinemas. We reported about the announcement of ‘Housefull 4’ just today and now an interesting news about yet another popular franchise is doing rounds in trade.
If the latest reports are to be believed, ‘Singham 3’ is being planned for the year 2019. The third instalment will reportedly be a remake of 2016 Malayalam movie, ‘Action Hero Biju’. According to a source, the makers have already bought its Hindi remake rights and will soon begin the re-scripting of the film.
‘Action Hero Biju’ that starred Nivin Pauly in the lead is similar to ‘Singham’ series. Just like the Ajay Devgn film, this Malayalam movie also revolves around the life of an honest and determined police officer who puts the various criminals behind the bars. The film had received critical appreciation when it released last year and also turned a box office success by earning US$4.7 Million worldwide.
Talking about ‘Singham 3’, Rohit Shetty, the director of the franchise, recently said, “Whatever the audience wants, they will get. Singham is a very big brand and really, it has given us a lot of respect. We want to make it, yes, definitely we are making Singham 3. Our whole life will go in this only, make Singham 3, then Golmaal 5 and so on (laughs)… See, we make films for the audience and for their entertainment, so we will keep making such films for them… The kind of response I’ve received for Singham and Singham Returns motivates me to do a Singham 3. Once I get a good subject, will definitely make it happen”.
Rohit Shetty whose recent release ‘Golmaal Again’ is winning hearts all over has a film with Ranveer Singh next. The work on ‘Singham 3’ is expected to begin after he completes that movie.