Shahrukh, Kajol, Varun, Kriti in Rohit Shetty's multistarrer

Rohit Shetty is all geared up for his next film. The director has a solid reason to be confident about this project – it has 17 stars! Moreover, these 17 actors might have a major role to play, rather than any cameo of special appearance. Though all of these big names haven’t been revealed yet, the names of four of the cast are confirmed. The icing on the cake is the ‘DDLJ’ epic romantic pair Kajol and Shah Rukh Khan. Another pair is the fresh faces of Bollywood- Kriti Sanon and Varun Dhawan.

The news has been confirmed by none other than King Khan, as he reported to the media, “The only thing we are keeping under the wraps is the title of the film, which will have 17 actors in all.” But why hasn’t this utmost exciting project been officially announced yet? Shah Rukh has an explanation for this too, “I am old-school that way, maybe. I believe in documents and the paperwork to happen first. It needs to be signed first before we talk about it. We should not announce it just because we had a talk about it with certain people and are keen to have them on board.” The good news is, the filming will begin very soon and it would hit the screens at the end of this year. “We start shooting for the film March 4 onwards. So by March 20, we will have the entire cast in hand. Rohit’s film will definitely come on Christmas this year. That much I can assure you,” said the actor.

Shah Rukh has previously been a part of such multistarrer film, but then the numerous stars had just special appearance. It was in song ‘Deewangi Deewangi’ of ‘Om Shanti Om’, that Shah Rukh shook his leg with a whopping 31 celebrities. Other than the song, there were cameo appearances here and there throughout the film. Besides actors, there were other famous personalities too like Vishal Dadlani, Virat Kohli, Yash Chopra and Subhash Ghai.

The actor was asked if the Rohit Shetty film is a remake of some old Hindi movie, to which he replied, “No, first I read it was a remake of Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi, then Hum and later Amar Akbar Anthony! Let me tell you it is none of these. In fact the narration that I have got, I haven’t heard or seen anything like it before. It’s a populist happy film but original.”