BY ANUJ RADIA

Ranveer Singh has been on a roll recently and is mighty happy with his current slate of films.

The actor has recently wrapped up Zoya Akhtar’s Gully Boy and starting today, he will get busy with the preparations for Rohit Shetty’s Simmba which is expected to roll next month.

The film, also featuring Sara Ali Khan, will have the actor playing a cop. Ranveer, who has previously been directed by Rohit in ad films, is mighty excited to flag off the project.

“It’s phenomenal to be directed by the best names in the genre. Simmba is an out-and-out entertainer and I’m being directed by Rohit, who is the best filmmaker in that space.

His brief is very clear. Tera muscles shirt faad ke bahar aana chahiye. So, now, I have to start muscling up and get into shape before we can start shooting. I can’t wait to start,” Ranveer said at an event recently.

In addition to Ranveer bulking up, there have also been reports of a special dance number in the film. A source claimed that the makers are eyeing A-list actresses for the same:

“Simmba is a hard-core entertainment film and there will be a special dance number in it. The makers want an A-list actress for this special song,” a source said. According to sources, the makers are keen on getting actors like Kareena Kapoor Khan or Katrina Kaif.

To jog your memory, the actor had been in talks with Rohit for close to two years to work together on a project. ‘Simmba’ was announced with much fanfare late last year.

The film, which is also backed by Karan Johar, is expected to release later this year.