Both Rohit Shetty and Ranveer Singh have embraced a successful Marathi act in their previous films. Be it ‘Aata Majhi Satakli’ for Ajay Devgn in Singham (2011), or Singh as Peshwa Bajirao in the Sanjay Leela Bhansali epic. This time as both parties collaborate, one can highly presume a touch of Marathi to be adopted.

The director has penned down a few Marathi catchphrases for his antagonist Sonu Sood in the Ranveer Singh starrer, Simmba. Sood will be playing the cop rival, who has roped in Marathi tutor Ramesh Pawar to learn the diction and nuances.

A source reveals, “It has been more than a month that Sonu has been working with the Marathi tutor on the set. Sonu wanted to ensure that his portrayal is authentic vis-a-vis Ranveer’s Maharashtrian act of Sangram Bhalerao.”

Sood says, “It’s a role I’m quite excited to portray. Since my character has to mouth a few dialogues in Marathi, I need to get the accent right to make it look convincing. Learning Marathi for Simmba is turning out to be an interesting experience”, according to Mid-Day.

Simmba will also star Saif Ali Khan’s daughter Sara as Ranveer’s leading lady. The film is set to release on December 28, 2018.