Everyone knows that no one blows up cars better than Rohit Shetty. Everyone knows that he hails from a modest background, as his father was a movie fight master and a junior artiste. Everyone knows his movies do super well. Well, on his birthday, here are 5 things Rohit Shetty does, that you never noticed amidst all the flying cars and actors breaking their bones for no-nonsense action sequences.
Most picturesque locations
Exhibit A: Gerua
Did you notice that Rohit Shetty invests a lot of time in getting the most picturesque locations for his songs? We hear that Shetty wanted to make Gerua better looking than another SRK-Kajol romantic song with beautiful locales from the early 2000s. Lesson learnt: When locations are perfect, people don’t know how to react and compare them straight to wallpaper pictures.
Super fun comedy!
Exhibit A: This scene from All the Best
Rohit Shetty takes comedy very seriously. His films may not be very witty or intelligent, but they’re definitely clean and funny. Dear “intelligent” people, some times you need to let go and enjoy a good, funny Rohit Shetty movie.
Hosting some kickass TV shows
Exhibit A: Khatron Ke Khiladi
Arjun Kapoor is new kid on the block and we have nothing against him. But no one hosted Khatron Ke Khiladi better than Rohit Shetty. When one of the contestants (notorious for his bad attitude) tried to act smart, Rohit Shetty put him in his place saying, “Har team mein sirf ek hi gunda ho sakta hai, aur iss team ka gunda main hoon.” So badass!
Doesn’t give a rat’s you-know-what
Exhibit A: Koffee With Karan
Rohit Shetty’s who-cares attitude is not just limited to his movies. In this interview of Koffee with Karan, Shetty admits that initially, what the critics spoke of his movies would bother him. Now he knows that people’s verdict is the only thing that counts. He admitted that Singham 2 might be a 1 star movie, but it will be a hit and that’s all that matters. And the movie was a hit!
Rohit Shetty and Team – Always
Exhibit A: character artists of his movies
Rohit Shetty knows a lot about being talented and yet struggling to make it big in Bollywood. Rohit Shetty is famous in the industry for being very kind and attentive to the stuntmen, being loyal to his crew of character artists (Sanjay Mishra, Ashwini Kalsekar, Vrajesh Hirjee, Murli Sharma etc), and being a nice guy in general. In one interview, he modestly said that he is who he is because of Ajay Devgn.
There are talks about Rohit Shetty working on the remake of Ram Lakhan and we wish him all the luck. Here’s wishing Rohit Shetty a very happy birthday and a blockbuster year ahead!