Rohit Shetty clears rumours about the third film in the Singham franchise

It was rumoured that actor Sunny Deol will be playing the lead in Singham 3 but filmmaker Rohit Shetty has denied the rumours.

Rohit Shetty Rohit Shetty clears rumours about the third film in the Singham franchise Source : Press

It was earlier reported that the third instalment of the Singham franchise is currently in the works which will be produced by a different production house. It was rumoured that actor Sunny Deol will be playing the lead in Singham 3 but filmmaker Rohit Shetty has denied the rumours and has claimed that he has the copyrights to the Singham franchise. "Yes, all copyrights are with us to make any films as part of the Singham franchise as well as use the name in the film titles, hope this clears the recent rumours on the same," Rohit said in a statement.

Describing the rumours as baseless, Reliance Entertainment also released a statement in which they confirmed that all copyrights relating to the Singham franchise are with them. Singham franchise originated in Tamil film industry where the first Singam film featuring actor Surya released in the year 2010. It was adapted by Rohit Shetty for Bollywood and also helmed its sequel a few years later. Both the films featured actor Ajay Devgn in lead role and were a success at the box office upon their release.

The director is currently awaiting the release of his upcoming film ‘Golmaal Again' which is scheduled to release during Diwali in October. The film marks the reunion of Rohit Shetty and Ajay Devgn. Being a multi-starrer, the film features a big star cast which includes the likes of Parineeti Chopra, Tabu, Prakash Raj, Tusshar Kapoor, Shreyas Talpade, Neil Nitin Mukesh and Kunal Khemu in prominent roles.