Think Rohit Shetty and one of the fist visuals that comes is that of cars being blown away. Not one or two but at least a dozen. This has been a phenomenon with Rohit right from the time that he started off with his first action film Zameen and is well continuing with Singham as well where there were always a dozen odd vehicles on stand by before they met their eventual fate.
"Rohit has a special affection for cars. He first gets them on location in dozens and then enjoys the pleasure of blowing them to smithereens. Though his father (legendary action director Shetty) believed more in fist-to-fist action, Rohit is more vehicle friendly (or shall we say hater?) and likes those high speed chases culminating into crashes", says an associate of Rohit who has been with him from much before the time he turned full fledged director.
Rohit's fascination for cars can be seen from the fact that even in his comedies like the Golmaal series, All The Best and Sunday, he hasn't shied away from getting some adrenalin pumping crash sequences integrated into the screenplay. This may range from looking cool to gritty but all said and done, there is quite some metal that gets
accumulated once Rohit is through canning an action sequence.
"After a point I just stop asking him about how many more cars does he intend to blow away", laughs Ajay Devgn, Rohit's partner-in-crime right through his career, "Earlier I used to wonder if 3-4 would be good enough but looking at the kind of effect that he brings on screen, I have also started enjoying it. I especially remember that fun sequence
in All The Best which was set on a race circuit. And now in Singham since things get a little more serious, it was good to do those stunts with cars and jeeps swirling around you."
As things stand today in the final cut of the film, at least a dozen odd vehicles have been thrown into air while a couple of dozen more form a part of other action sequences in the film.
"I had to be careful though not to go overboard with such action sequences", confesses Rohit, "There are fist fights in the film as well. It is just because I design all such 'car blast' sequences in the film, they stand out from the rest."
We want to see what you do with cars Rohit when you make an out and out romantic film some day!
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