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After wrapping up Gully Boy, Ranveer Singh to start shooting for Simmba soon


While the actor is excited to work with Rohit Shetty, it seems he will need to build muscles to play the role of a police officer.

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IANS

After wrapping up the shoot of Zoya Akhtar's Gully Boy, Ranveer Singh is now gearing up for Rohit Shetty's Simmba. According to reports, he will start shooting the film in a month's time.

Singh unveiled Carrera eyewear's #DriveYourStory campaign, where a short film on his life's journey was also premiered.

Sharing his excitement on working with Rohit Shetty for the first time, Singh said, "Simmba is my first collaboration with Rohit Shetty which I know people are really excited about and me more than anyone to be diving into the masala genre with king of the genre.

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"It is an incredible opportunity that I am extremely excited to be commencing... shooting in about a month's time. I will start prep for that film from tomorrow..."

Shetty wants Singh to transform his physique to play the role of a police officer. "He is very keen that I have big muscles in the film. He has told me — Jab tu wardi pehenega na to wardi phatni chahiye [when you wear the uniform it should tear because of your muscles]."

Singh has slowly and steadily cemented his place in the Hindi film industry by delivering critically acclaimed performances in films like Lootera (2013), Dil Dhadakne Do (2015), Bajirao Mastani (2015) and Padmaavat (2018).

The actors message to the youngsters is — "Don't be fearful. Whatever you are passionate about, I would say pursue it with all your mind and heart because you have this one life and you got to make the best of it. Don't fear failures. It will come along the way but if you persevere and are persistent enough, you will break through and you will do it."

Singh will play a rowdy policeman in Simmba that also stars Sara Ali Khan and Sonu Sood. It is scheduled to hit screens on 28 December.