Ranveer Singh to play his first double role in Rohit Shetty's Cirkus

Updated: 19 October, 2020 07:38 IST | Upala KBR | Mumbai

After cop caper, Ranveer-Rohit reunite for Cirkus, a screen adaptation of Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors; actor to play his first double role. The film also stars Varun Sharma, Jacqueline Fernandez and Pooja Hegde.

Ranveer Singh will be seen in a cameo in Rohit Shetty's Sooryavanshi
Ranveer Singh will be seen in a cameo in Rohit Shetty's Sooryavanshi

Couple Ranveer Singh's flamboyance with Rohit Shetty's mainstream sensibilities, and you've got the perfect recipe for a box-office hit. After the smashing success of Simmba (2018), the duo is reuniting for a comedy, Cirkus, a screen adaptation of Shakespeare's much-acclaimed play, The Comedy of Errors. Singh, who spent the lockdown sifting through scripts, will return to the sets in November to kick off the Bhushan Kumar and Reliance Entertainment presentation.

A source from the production house spills the details on the project that has been in development over the past two months as both Ranveer Singh and Shetty awaited the big-screen release of 83 and Sooryavanshi respectively. "Ranveer will be seen in a double role for the first time as he plays a pair of identical twins who were separated from each other. Each twin also has an identical attendant, essayed by Varun Sharma. The laugh riot will trace how the foursome cross paths, leading to a case of mistaken identity and confusion. While Rohit has stayed true to the outline of the source material, he has introduced new plot twists and characters. The film will be Rohit's take on The Comedy of Errors and have his signature brand of humour," says the source.

Jacqueline Fernandez, Varun Sharma and Pooja Hegde
Jacqueline Fernandez, Varun Sharma and Pooja Hegde

Where Jacqueline Fernandez and Pooja Hegde will play Singh's love interest, Shetty has signed on several actors from his Golmaal franchise for the comic caper. "Mukesh Tiwari, Johnny Lever, Sanjay Mishra, and Vrajesh Hirjee, among others, will play significant roles. Veteran actor Sulbha Arya, who was last seen in Simmba, is part of the cast too." The director will return to his favourite haunts — Ooty, Goa and Mumbai — to shoot the film that is slated for a winter 2021 release. The source adds, "Sets are being constructed at Mehboob studios for the first schedule."

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First Published: 19 October, 2020 07:06 IST

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