Rohit Shetty is self-admittedly a very busy man at the moment.
While filming ‘Golmaal Again’ in Hyderabad and Goa, featuring Ajay Devgn, Tabu, Parineeti Chopra, Tusshar Kapoor, Arshad Warsi, Shreyas Talpade and Kunal Kemmu, he’s was also brainstorming on his upcoming reality show, Khatron Ke Khiladi (KKK), which he is hosting in its eighth season.
“I’m shooting Golmaal Again till May 17 and the following morning I’m taking off to Spain for KKK. Once I’m back in July, I’ll resume shooting for the film for another 10-15 days. We have to be ready for a Diwali release,” he rattles off.
Buzz is, he’s planning to collaborate with Ranveer Singh for a film, next. The filmmaker confirms this, saying, “Yes, I am planning a film with Ranveer Singh, we are in talks.”
Rohit’s last release, ‘Diwale,’ the Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Varun Dhawan and Kriti Sanon-starrer, had met with a lukewarm response. He admits that if he could revisit the film, he’d do things differently. “We should’ve stuck to our original script. We changed it too much. We shouldn’t have done that. But such things happen,” he shrugs.
For now, Rohit is excited about taking over from Arjun Kapoor, who hosted KKK last season, and insists that this did not create any bad blood between the two.
“Arjun actually called to ask me what he should say at the press conference and I told him to say that he was going to be hosting the show in the seventh season because I was busy with Dilwale,” he says.
He adds that his role on KKK goes beyond that of a host and he’s involved in every aspect, right from the planning stage. Also, there is an emotional attachment because in the time lag before the show re-launched.
“We worked on everything, from the stunts to the humour. I am busy this year too but I had to do it. I’m personally associated with the stunts and that works for me as well as the show in a big way. If you are not involved in the stunts, then it’s just another show where you give your comments and sit quietly,” he reasons, saying he is looking forward to making wrestler Geeta Phogat do stunts.
“I haven’t interacted with any of the contestants yet. I want them to be surprised with what we have planned in Spain,” he concludes.