Choreographer Bosco Martis’ directorial debut Circus has been the talk of the town for quite some time. It has now emerged that Sooraj Pancholi and Parineeti Chopra will be playing the lead roles in the film.
The film will also feature Suniel Shetty playing the role of Parineeti’s father.
A source told Mumbai Mirror , “Scripting for Circus began a year ago. It portrays a strong father-daughter relationship spanning a decade and will have Suniel Shetty playing Pari’s dad. A child artiste will be cast to play the younger Pari.”
The buzz is that Shetty will be seen doing some gutsy stunts as a circus artist and Parineeti’s role is that of a trapeze artist.
Admitting that direction had been on his mind for a while Bosco said, “There is nothing to say right now. We are still in the initial stages of production and casting. I have been in talks with the actors but Parineeti is yet to sign on the dotted line.”
Perhaps the last memorable role of 90s star Suniel Shetty is in Farah Khan’s Main Hoon Na where he plays the highly engaging antagonist Raghavan Datta. Since then, we’ve only seen Shetty in blink-and-you-miss roles in forgettable films.
However, he is now ready to join Sidharth Malhotra and Jacqueline Fernandes in the film Reloaded, which is touted to be a prequel of Hrithik Roshan starrer Bang Bang that released in 2014.
Shetty will again be playing an ex-colonel who mentors a group of fresh recruits,
Sidharth is one such recruit. Shetty will be seen playing two ages; a middle-aged man and then seven years later, with a salt-and-pepper look as the film spans decades.
Since Shetty will be seen in many action sequences, he is reportedly working out to fit the role. The entire unit will then travel to Malaysia in October to shoot the film.
While Bang Bang was a remake of Hollywood film Knight and Day, starring Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz, Reloaded is an original story written by Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK (of Shor in the City and Go Goa Gone fame).