Ajay Devgn celebrates 10 years of 'Singham'
(Sourced from PTI)
Bollywood star Ajay Devgn on Thursday marked 10 years of his blockbuster cop-drama Singham and said that the film is a "salute" to the police force of the country. Directed by Rohit Shetty, Singham was a remake of the 2010 Tamil film of the same name helmed by Hari Gopalakrishnan. The Hindi version featured Devgn as the fearless police inspector Bajirao Singham.
Singham also starred Kajal Aggarwal and Prakash Raj as the main antagonist. Devgn took to Instagram and shared a clip from the film, writing its popular dialogue, "Jismein hai dum, toh fakt Bajirao Singham." (Bajirao Singham is the only one with courage). Devgn also thanked the film's team for mounting such a memorable project.
"Singham is not just a film. It is a passion, an emotion. It is a salute to our police force who selflessly, with complete sincerity and honesty, are serving the nation," Devgn wrote. "I want to thank the team and all the fans for the super successful 10 years of Singham. And dedicate it to all the frontline workers out there," he added.
The film's success led to Shetty and Devgn making a sequel, Singham Returns, which was released in 2014 and also featured Kareena Kapoor Khan. Shetty then directed a spin-off to Singham in 2018, titled Simmba. The film -- with a cameo by Devgn -- was headlined by Ranveer Singh, featuring as Simmba Bhalerao, a corrupt cop hailing from Shivgarh, the same town as Singham.
Shetty is currently awaiting the release of Sooryavanshi, a part of his "cop universe" films Singham and Simmba. Sooryavanshi features superstar Akshay Kumar as a cop, with Devgn and Singh joining him in extended cameos.