Rohit Shetty Talks Possibility of Another Installment in Golmaal Franchise
Rohit Shetty says he never thought Golmaal would become a brand. The franchise completed 13 years on Sunday. “When anyone speaks about Golmaal, I do not think it is my film anymore,” he said.
Ace filmmaker Rohit Shetty has belted out several hits in his career but the one franchise that has become synonymous with the director’s name is ‘Golmaal’. As its first installment, ‘Golmaal: Fun Unlimited’ completed 13 years of its release in Bollywood, Shetty spilled the beans on the possibility of a fifth part in the film series. The second from the franchise ‘Golmaal Returns’ was released in 2006, while ‘Golmaal 3’ hit screens in 2010 and ‘Golmaal Again’ in 2017. Speaking about its soaring success, Shetty said, “When anyone speaks about Golmaal, I do not think it is my film anymore.”
He added, “I think it is a product of the audience and it is my job to make that film and deliver it to them. It is a household name now, and I have to make it now and again for them,” mentioning he is currently working on his next directorial ‘Sooryavanshi’. “For me, the idea of the Golmaal series is very simple — to make people happy. The characters are simple ones. Nothing is questioned or analysed, and the film makes you feel happy,” stated Shetty.
He will soon be heading out to Bulgaria to shoot for his TV show ‘Khatron Ke Khiladi’. Shetty coincidentally had also shot his Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol-starrer ‘Dilwale’ in Bulgaria. Bigwigs like Kareena Kapoor Khan, Amrita Arora, Kunal Khemu, Shreyas Talpade, Tabu and Parineeti Chopra have been associated with the ‘Golmaal’ franchise. Talking further, Shetty shared, “I can only say gradually it has become a brand. It was not planned. It just happened. When I say it did well, it’s not about the box office. It did well on satellite. Today, everyone knows about ‘Golmaal’ because of television.” On Sunday, the director also took to Instagram to share a video tracing his journey from the first ‘Golmaal’ film to ‘Simmba’. “Fate loves the fearless… Work hard with honesty and follow your heart… 13 years of ‘Golmaal’. A film that changed my life forever,” he posted with the video.