Rohit Shetty - Cinema

Rohit Shetty is a Director, Presenter, and Cinematographer.He is the son of the late villain and fightmaster Shetty, Acted in many Hindi and Kannada movies He is from South India, from the city of Mangalore in Karnataka .   He was interested in films since childhood -- As he belong to a film family. At 13 or 14, he was certain that he wanted to be a director and never thought of becoming an actor.   He completed his Secondary School Certificate at St Mary's School, Mumbai. Then he started working, first as an apprentice with Kuku Kohli during Phool Aur Kaante [Ajay Devgan's debut film that costarred Madhoo].   Then he assisted him in Ek Aur Kohinoor, which was never released. He also worked with him in Suhaag [Ajay, Akshay Kumar, Karisma Kapoor], Haqueeqat [Ajay, Tabu] and Zulmi [Akshay, Twinkle Khanna]. By then, he had developed a good rapport with Ajay [Devgan].   After that he started worked with Anees Bazmee on Pyaar To Hona Hi Tha (Ajay, Kajol), followed by Ajay's home productions, Hindustan Ki Kasam and Raju Chacha.   During the making of Pyaar To Hona Hi Tha, he knew he was ready to make his own film.   When they were planning Raju Chacha, it was decided that he would make his directorial debut after Anil Devgan, and Ajay would act in it.   Shetty directed his debut feature film, Zameen, as an independent director with Devgan in 2003 at the age of 29.   Zameen did moderate business worldwide, though way below expectations. He rose to fame after he directed the much acclaimed 2006 comedy film, Golmaal: Fun Unlimited starring Ajay Devgn, Arshad Warsi, Tusshar Kapoor and Sharman Joshi.   Golmaal did excellent business at the box office, and was also critically acclaimed. It was Shetty's first commercial hit.   In 2008, he directed his third film, Sunday starring Devgn, Warsi and Ayesha Takia. Sunday was a comic-thriller, and received positive response from critics and public.   Shetty's second 2008 project, was the sequel to Golmaal, titled Golmaal Returns. The sequel featured most of the original cast, except Sharman Joshi, who was replaced by Shreyas Talpade, and starred Kareena Kapoor.   Golmaal Returns had a slow opening, with negative reviews from critics unlike the first Golmaal, however it did well at the box office, so was another financial success for Shetty.   In 2009, his only release was All the Best: Fun Begins. All the Best was amongst the highest-grossing films of 2009.   In 2010, Shetty's franchise broke many records, as he directed Golmaal 3, which became a worldwide blockbuster and the biggest hit in his career to that time.Shetty's 2011 blockbuster, Singham did even better. The film featured Devgn in the title role, as a Police Inspector fighting against corruption.   Singham was later praised for the action sequences and direction, also Devgn's performance, and was the biggest financial success in Shetty's career. Singham is also his latest release.   He is currently working on his next project, Bol Bachchan which will be a comedy-drama starring Devgn and Abhishek Bachchan. Despite having worked with Ajay Devgn in all his films, Shetty has signed up for another film, Chennai Express which does not star Devgn, but superstar Shahrukh Khan. < Read less Read more >

Rohit Shetty