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Making Golmaal feels like a responsibility, says Rohit Shetty

The filmmaker spoke about the popular comedy series at the launch of the upcoming children's animated show Golmaal Junior, based on the films.

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Filmmaker Rohit Shetty has said that making Golmaal feels like a responsibility as it has been appreciated by audiences over the years.

He was interacting with the media at the launch of an upcoming children's show Golmaal Junior, based on Shetty's Hindi comedy film series of the same name, here on Friday.

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Talking about Golmaal Junior, Shetty said: "Golmaal is basically kid's brand. I am saying this because when adults come to see Golmaal, they become kids. For me, Ajay [Devgn], Arshad [Warsi], Kunal [Kemmu] and Shreyas [Talpade], it has been like a childhood memory. It's been 14 years since the time we started shooting [for the first one] in 2005.

"I feel the Golmaal series is hugely appreciated among kids, so we thought we should take it to an another level. Then we got an idea that we should make it in animated format, so that kids can watch it on a daily basis. The audience can see the next franchise of Golmaal in every two or three years, but they can also see the animated version of it on television on a daily basis."

Shetty added: "The Golmaal series is very close to my heart. When we started shooting it in 2005, it was a normal comedy film and we never thought it will become such a huge household brand. Now, making Golmaal feels like a responsibility and the last film, Golmaal Again (2017), was hugely appreciated by the audience and especially kids, so it feels really nice when your film does well."

Talking about his next cop caper Sooryavanshi (2020), which features Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif in the lead roles, Rohit Shetty said: "There is still a lot more time for us to finish shooting of Sooryavanshi. We have just completed four days of shooting."

In Sooryavanshi, Akshay Kumar plays the role of the head of an anti-terrorism squad. The film is being produced by Reliance Entertainment, Dharma Productions and Cape of Good Films.

Sooryavanshi is scheduled to be released on Eid 2020.