Rohit Shetty's OTT cop drama: Everything we know so far
Rohit Shetty is set to make his debut in the OTT space with a web series. The Amazon Prime Video product will be a cop action drama series. Cast details are not out yet even though some reports suggested that the Golmaal director is keen on roping in Vicky Kaushal, Sidharth Malhotra, or Tiger Shroff for the lead. Shooting starts next year in January.
A LetsOTT GLOBAL exclusive report revealed the shooting details of Shetty's "mega budget cop action drama series," while adding that "Sidharth Malhotra and Vicky Kaushal front runner to play the lead role (sic)." The series, to be backed by him, will reportedly span over eight episodes and will be helmed by the director's assistant Sushwanth Prakash. There is no official confirmation so far though.
LetsOTT EXCLUSIVE: Rohit Shetty's mega budget cop action drama series for Amazon Prime starts shooting in January 2022.— LetsOTT GLOBAL (@LetsOTT) September 26, 2021
Sidharth Malhotra and Vicky Kaushal front runner to play the lead role. pic.twitter.com/40eGi039Fd
"They are Rohit's top choices for the role as the material demands an actor who is adept at action. If all goes well, the actioner will roll by December," said a source. "Though it marks Rohit's foray into the OTT world, he is not in a rush to announce it and will probably do so only after the release date of Sooryavanshi is finalized."
If the project takes off, this web series will get added to Shetty's expanding copverse. To note, he has already helmed three films revolving around police officers namely Singham and Singham Returns that starred Ajay Devgn and Ranveer Singh's Simmba. He is also working on a fourth cop drama titled Sooryavanshi, which has Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif in the lead roles.
For now, Kaushal, Malhotra, and Shroff are busy with other projects. Kaushal is set to be seen in Sardar Udham, which will premiere on Amazon Prime Video in October. Shroff, on the other hand, is set to star in Ganapath alongside Kriti Sanon. Meanwhile, Malhotra, who set cash registers afire with Shershaah, will next be seen in Mission Majnu opposite Rashmika Mandanna.