When Rohit Shetty gave Shilpa Shetty her first series Indian font, the actor says it was his son who jumped at the chance and made sure she joined the project. Directed and produced by Rohit, the action series is headlined by Shershaah star Sidharth Malhotra, who will play a Delhi police officer. The show would be a tribute to the selfless service, unwavering commitment and fierce patriotism of police officers across the country.
Shilpa said her son Viaan Raj is a big fan of Rohit’s films and the ten-year-old is more excited about the series than her. “I told my son that Rohit Shetty had offered me a role and he jumped up and said, ‘Mom, you have to do this for me’. When I saw the excitement on his face, I “I was so happy. He’s such a big fan of Rohit. I always tell Rohit it’s something I did for him (my son),” the actor told PTI.
Shilpa recalls that when Rohit offered her the series, she was preoccupied with reality TV India has talent and his next feature film sukhi.
“It first came via someone Rohit tries to contact me and wants me to play a role in his project. I thought they were joking. When he spoke to me, I said leave me thinking about it and it was a yes,” she added.
The series is part of Rohit’s already successful detective universe comprising four blockbuster films – Singham and Singham 2 with Ajay Devgn, star of Ranveer Singh Simba and directed by Akshay Kumar Sooryavanshi. The Amazon Original show marks the OTT debuts of Shilpa, Sidharth and Rohit.
Indian fontan eight-part series, will premiere on Prime Video next year.
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