R Madhavan on not being part of Rohit Shetty’s Simmba: It breaks my hearthttps://indianexpress.com/article/entertainment/bollywood/simmba-r-madhavan-ranveer-singh-rohit-shetty-5110955/

R Madhavan on not being part of Rohit Shetty’s Simmba: It breaks my heart

R Madhavan, who was roped in to play a pivotal role in Rohit Shetty's upcoming film Simmba, has backed out of the project due to an injury. The actor said it breaks his heart to lose out on such an exciting project, that also stars Ranveer Singh.

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The actor has backed out of the project due to an injury

Actor R Madhavan was as excited to be a part of Rohit Shetty’s upcoming actioner Simmba, starring Ranveer Singh, as his fans. But owing to his bad health, the actor had to back out of the project. This left many including Madhavan himself, heartbroken.

The 47-year-old actor took to Twitter to make the announcement and expressed his disappointment over not being able to work with one of his favourite directors.

“I am a huge crazy fan of Rohit Shetty and his films. As is my son. It breaks both our hearts that I’m not able to be a part of this film because of my injury. I’m well on my way to recovery but this is a huge opportunity and excitement lost,” Madhavan tweeted.

The movie, directed by Rohit and produced by Dharma Productions, features Ranveer Singh in the lead role of cop Sangram Bhalerao. Sara Ali Khan was recently roped in to play the female lead. The director will start shooting for the hardcore action drama sometime around April. It is slated to release on December 28.

Madhavan had said in an earlier interview that he’s quite excited about playing the part.

“I am doing a film with Ranveer which will be full of action. This will be the first time people will see him performing so many action sequences. He has great energy and after working with him in a commercial, even I believe so”, he had reportedly said in an interview, according to the Hindustan Times.


Ranveer and Madhavan have previously worked on a commercial together. Reportedly, the role of Madhavan was supposed to be played by Abhishek Bachchan.

(With inputs from IANS)