Rohit Shetty on SRK’s Chennai Express

After working in several films with Ajay Devgan, Rohit Shetty is all set to work with Shahrukh Khan! In an interview to ‘The Hindu’, Rohit discusses the film titled ‘Chennai Express’ and how he managed to cast SRK.

On his initial plans of remaking the 1982 classic Angoor

“I know people think I am a great planner. ‘After Ajay (Devgan), now he has been able to sign up Shahrukh.’ But the truth is when Shah Rukh saw Golmaal 3 , he loved it and called me to say he’d like to act in my film. I was thrilled as I was interested in remaking Angoor. It’s a sweet film and I had bought the rights. I felt Ajay was not right for the role of Sanjeev Kumar. SRK was happy with the concept of Angoor but when I sat down to write the script, I thought the film was too small for me and SRK to collaborate on”

On SRK’s reaction when he decided to direct a film that he had planned four years ago

“SRK looked me in the face and asked, ‘You want to make this? Okay. I will produce it too.’ Obviously I was too happy.”

How the media helped him with the title

“The press started calling it Chennai Express and it saved me the trouble of looking for a title.”

Chennai Express is about a man who travels from Mumbai to Rameswaram by train. SRK will not be playing a south Indian character, but the film will feature several characters from the south film industries. There are strong rumors that Rohit is keen on casting Deepika Padukone as the female lead, but has decided to wait till SRK returns from UK.

via SRK Fan Club and The Hindu

 

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King:  (July 9, 2012 at 4:46 pm)

Blockbuster khan srk

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Husseinou:  (July 9, 2012 at 4:47 pm)

srk up coming movies are promising films……… Good luck king khan

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jaya:  (July 9, 2012 at 4:47 pm)

great news for srk fans

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vinay:  (July 9, 2012 at 4:58 pm)

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teju:  (July 9, 2012 at 5:14 pm)

This is gonna be ATBB for sure … srk u rocksssssssssss

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kal ho na ho fan:  (July 9, 2012 at 5:33 pm)

i love you king khan

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Nitesh:  (July 9, 2012 at 5:51 pm)

SRK first did Crap Ra.One now this Chennai Express, he also started following Salman & his mindless type movies.

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asim:  (July 9, 2012 at 5:56 pm)

@sallu lallu gawaar fans..

get ready for the biggest blockbuster ever…
dis gonna kill all…

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ganpat:  (July 9, 2012 at 6:00 pm)

sallu ka baap—-->SRK

rohit shetty’s action gonna be the best this time…

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ganpat:  (July 9, 2012 at 6:01 pm)

ab pata chalega lallu fans ko ACTION kisko kehte hain…

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fariya:  (July 9, 2012 at 6:02 pm)

love you SRK..

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Suraj:  (July 9, 2012 at 6:05 pm)

I am not SRK fan. But I am waiting to see him in a masala film from a long time. I was quite impressed by Main Hoon Na and Om shanti om. Lets see how big blockbuster Chennai Express turns into

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mohiuddin:  (July 9, 2012 at 6:06 pm)

Ruling for over 20 yrs,SRK is indeed the best in the industry.

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Samrat:  (July 9, 2012 at 6:07 pm)

Chennai Express will break all previous box office records. SRK + Rohit Shetty = Double Bonanza!

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Don:  (July 9, 2012 at 6:26 pm)

SRK is going to rule bollywood for next 2 years.

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sachin11:  (July 9, 2012 at 7:00 pm)

SRK SHOULD BUY A HOUSE N SETTLE THERE IN RAMESWARAM.GIVING FLOP MOVIES ONE AFTER ANOTHER.

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sachin11:  (July 9, 2012 at 7:04 pm)

MAKING “ANGOOR” REMAKE N WHEN THE MOVIE WILL BECOME FLOP THEN SRK WILL SAY THAT “ANGOOR KHATTE THE” TO HIDE HIS FAILURE AS ALWAYS.

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prashanth:  (July 9, 2012 at 7:49 pm)

this movie will break all previous records.

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ali:  (July 9, 2012 at 8:27 pm)

i belive those people who writing bad comment have bad heart and they are just jealuse otherwise no reason

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Jerry:  (July 9, 2012 at 8:39 pm)

Srk the king blockbuster movie Sallu lallu Ek tha bandar fans get ready

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Husseinou:  (July 9, 2012 at 8:47 pm)

thanxxx @indicine for your new additions in comments section .

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Aki:  (July 9, 2012 at 9:23 pm)

Those SRK fans saying before that SALMAN made south remake should it their own words now DON remake now ANGOOR remake director don’t want to work he want to work with directors kya din aa gaye chu chu shame shame SALMAN ko director sign karna chahtey hain line mai hai magar time nahi hai now understand please who is the present ruler.

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Aki:  (July 9, 2012 at 9:28 pm)

what a khan remake khan ha ha woh bhi khud kam manga kay please mujhey kam de doo Rohit.

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Aki:  (July 9, 2012 at 9:30 pm)

kaun sa blockbuster movie thi jiski remake mai kam karne ke liyee khud se kam manga ja raha hai? whats wrong with SRK

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Metalhead:  (July 9, 2012 at 9:32 pm)

So called original script actor is doing remake.
Hahahahahahahahahaha

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