The first look of Ranveer Singh’s upcoming movie Simmba was released today. Rohit Shetty’s official remake of the Telugu blockbuster Temper (2015) stars Singh as police officer Sangram Bhalerao. Co-produced by Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions and Shetty’s Rohit Shetty Picturez, Simmba will be released on December 28, 2018.
The original movie, starring Junior NTR, is the story of a corrupt police officer who turns over a new leaf. The movie starred Kajal Aggarwal and Prakash Raj and was directed by Puri Jagannadh.
The Hindi production will not be a faithful remake. “We have bought the rights of Temper but our film is not exactly a remake,” Rohit Shetty had told the Indian Express newspaper in an interview in September. “We wanted to take four-five scenes from Temper but we thought it’s better to buy the rights. It’s what we did with Singham.”