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    Default The 100-crore pressure will always be there: Rohit Shetty

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    With three of his films Golmaal Returns (2008), Singham (2011) and Bol Bachchan (2012) hitting the ` 100-crore mark, Rohit Shetty is on a super high.

    Rohit maintains that his success is not his alone. He says, "A lot of people have backed me. Ajay Devgn has been with me for six films. My technical team and my writers have been there for as long too. By the grace of God, Chennai Express (his next film with Shah Rukh Khan) should do well. The credit will go to SRK and my team. As a director, I represent the film, but behind me are many people."

    Asked about his tag of being a blockbuster director, Rohit concedes that the ` 100-cr pressure will always be there. "One has to work with honesty every single time. I can't take success for granted. Just because the audience has loved one film, it doesn't mean they'll accept anything sub-standard the next time. It's sad when someone thinks a film has done well because of him alone," he says.

    Talking about Chennai Express, which has generated a lot of hype after its posters were released, Rohit says he's pleased with the reactions to the first look of the film. So, what kind of action the USP of all his films can one expect this time? "We're not blowing up a train," he smiles, adding, "But the car sequences and all the thrills that kids love are there in the movie." About working with SRK, the director says, "Shah Rukh is a wonderful human being, a fabulous actor, very hard-working and just fantastic to work with."

    Next, the filmmaker will team up with Ajay for their seventh collaboration, Singham 2, based on an original script, unlike the first Singham, which was a remake of the Tamil hit. Asserting that he's done with remakes, Rohit says, "Bol Bachchan was based on Basu Chatterjee's Golmaal, All The Best (2009) was based on a play. But Chennai Express is original and so is Singham 2."



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