After giving several blockbuster films, Rohit Shetty is gearing up for his next film Sooryavanshi which stars Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif. Recently, director Rohit revealed why he choose Katrina as his female lead.

In a recent conversation with news agency PTI, Rohit Shetty revealed why Katrina Kaif is an apt choice for Sooryavanshi. Rohit said, “Katrina has a very good role in the film. We both have been trying to work with each together on a film but this seemed like an apt film for both of us”.

Rohit Shetty then went on to talk about how he wants to expand the cop universe. Talking about the same, he said, “After making Singham franchise, we thought of expanding the cop universe and that’s how Simmba happened. For the first time, we had merged two worlds — Simmba and Singham and had also added a new element with Sooryavanshi. It was a big risk but it worked”.

The film went on floors from May 6, 2019. Apart from Akshay and Katrina, the film will also star Badhaai Ho starrer Neena Gupta. Earlier, Neena revealed a little about her character to Mumbai Mirror and said, “There is a new temperament to the mother, and you will get to see a very different dynamic between Akshay, Katrina and me. This is a new, sweet and interesting space that I am looking to explore”.

Neena also praised Rohit and said that he has made some of the most ‘amazing films’ and the audience loves his style of work.

The team is currently shooting in Mumbai and once they are done, they will be heading to Bangkok to shoot Akshay Kumar’s grand introductory scene. Sooryavanshi is slated to release on May 22, 2020.