Rohit Shetty on 13 years of Golmaal: It was just a comedy film for me

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Filmmaker Rohit Shetty said that he never thought that Golmaal will become so big, and added the franchise will “keep on going till the time we all grow old”.

“When I started Golmaal, I never thought that it will become such a big brand. It was just a comedy film for me,” Shetty told IANS.

Shetty came out with Golmaal: Fun Unlimited, starring Ajay Devgn, Arshad Warsi, Sharman Joshi, Tusshar Kapoor and Paresh Rawal, on July 14, 2006. It revolved around the lives of a group of friends, and was full of comedy, action, drama and fun.

“The way it was received and loved by the audience, it gave us confidence. It was the time when people were making sequels, and we made Golmaal Returns (2008) and Golmaal 3 (2010). All these films did really well. Then there was a break. We didn’t do Golmaal for another six years,” the filmmaker said.

The universe of Golmaal expanded with Golmaal Returns, Golmaal 3 and Golmaal Again. Names like Kareena Kapoor Khan, Amrita Arora, Kunal Kemmu, Shreyas Talpade, Tabu and Parineeti Chopra are associated with it.

“I can only say gradually it has became a brand. It was not planned. It just happened. When I say it did well, it’s not about the box office. It did well on satellite. Today, everyone knows about Golmaal because of television,” he added.

On Sunday, the director also took to Instagram to share a video tracing his journey from the first Golmaal film to Simmba. “Fate loves the fearless… Work hard with honesty and follow your heart… 13 years of Golmaal… A film that changed my life forever,” he posted with the video.

At present, Shetty is busy with his film Sooryavanshi, which features Bollywood’s ‘khiladi’ Akshay Kumar.

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