Filmmaker Rohit Shetty appears to very pleased with his choice of cast for upcoming film 'Simmba'. All praises for his lead female actor Sara Ali Khan, the director said, “When I met Sara for the first time, I realised she is a hardcore commercial heroine. She is made for masala films.” The 24 year old will make her big Bollywood debut opposite Ranveer Singh. While she was initally supposed to debut with Abhishek Kapoor's 'Kedarnath' opposite Sushant Singh Rajput, the film ran into trouble when Kapoor and co-producers KriArj Entertainment disagreed over payment issues. Ronnie Screwvala has now taken over the project as producer, however, release date for the film is yet to be finalised.
“Sara approached me saying she wanted to work with me. I thought she'd be perfect for 'Simmba'. She'll match Ranveer's craziness because her character in the film is such,” Shetty said. The film is an action drama in which, Ranveer plays quirky police officer Sangram Bhalerao. The movie is produced by Karan Johar. “This is the first time we will see Ranveer playing a policeman in an action film. There are certain colourful elements in the character of 'Simmba' that Ranveer also has. So I really had to change my writing if Ranveer would have said 'no to my film. There is a lot of energy in the character, so as in him,” Shetty said.