Pooja Hedge, who made her debut with Hrithik Roshan in ‘Mohenjo Daro’ in 2016, has joined the team of Rohit Shetty’s comedy chaos, ‘Cirkus’ alongside Ranveer Singh, Varun Sharma and Jacqueline Fernandez.
The movie is an adaptation of Shakespeare’s play – Comedy of Errors and is a remake of 1982 movie, ‘Angoor’ starring Sanjeev Kumar and Devendra Verma in the lead. The 1982 laugh riot was directed by Gulzar.
Sharing her excitement, Pooja Hegde said, “I love Rohit Shetty films. My dad and I watched Simmba together, and we were hooting at Ajay Devgn’s entry. I had first met Rohit at Ramoji [Film City] in Hyderabad a few years ago. This offer came my way out of the blue.”
Talking about Rohit Shetty and the film, she said, “It will be a masala film; it’s his version rather than an adaptation. Plus, we have a complimentary dose of Ranveer’s energy on set.”
All the characters are innocent and destiny plays the main role in bringing all characters to one place. Most of the other films are generally based on false characters and deliberately make false statements to fool others. The movie is produced by Rohit Shetty and is presented by Bhushan Kumar in association with Reliance Entertainment.
Announcing the movie on twitter, Indian film critic and film trade analyst – Taran Adarsh tweeted, “BIGGG NEWS… #RanveerSingh and director #RohitShetty team up once again… Film titled #Cirkus… #Rohit’s take on #TheComedyOfErrors… Costars #PoojaHegde, #JacquelineFernandez and #VarunSharma… Produced-directed by #RohitShetty… Bhushan Kumar and Reliance Ent present.”
The cast of the film also includes Siddhartha Jadhav, Johnny Lever, Sanjay Mishra, Vrajesh Hirjee, Vijay Patkar, Sulbha Arya, Mukesh Tiwari, Anil Charanjeett, Ashwini Kalsekar, and Murli Sharma.
Slated to release in winters next year, the movie will go on floors in November 2020. It will be shot in Mumbai, Ooty and Goa. Ranveer has already worked with Rohit Shetty in ‘Simmba’. He also played a cameo in Rohit Shetty’s ‘Sooryavanshi’ starring Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif. ‘Sooryavanshi’ also sees Ajay Devgan in a cameo. While Varun Sharma has also worked with Rohit Shetty in 2015 film ‘Dilwale’, Jacqueline Fernandez and Pooja Hedge would be directed by Rohit Shetty for the first time.
Meanwhile, Ranveer Singh is all geared up for the release of his sports treat, ‘83’ where he plays the legendary Former Indian Cricket Captain – Kapil Dev. The movie is based on India’s maiden World Cup victory in 1983. The movie has been directed by Kabir Khan of ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ and ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ fame. Ranveer also has a social comedy, ‘Jayeshbhai Jordaar’, lined up for release. It is directed by newcomer Divyang Thakkar. Ranveer Singh plays a Gujarati man who believes in equal rights between males and females in the society.