EXCLUSIVE: ‘I am the reality check in this mad world of Cirkus,’ says Pooja Hegde on Rohit Shetty’s comedy

In the Pinkvilla Masterclass with Cirkus team, Pooja Hegde opened up on her role in Ranveer Singh and Rohit Shetty's highly anticipated film. Here's what she has to say...

Updated on Dec 21, 2022   |  05:45 AM IST  |  159.9K
Pooja Hegde, Cirkus
Image credits: A screengrab from the Pinkvilla Masterclass with Cirkus team

Cirkus, the highly anticipated Rohit Shetty directorial is gearing up for a grand theatrical release on December 23, Friday. Popular star Ranveer Singh is set to play the first double role of his career in the film, which is touted to be an out-and-out fun-filled entertainer. As reported earlier, Cirkus is set at the end of the 1960s and depicts the comedy of errors caused by two pairs of identical twins. In the Pinkvilla Masterclass with the Cirkus, leading lady Pooja Hegde opened up on her role in the film.

Pooja Hegde on her role in Cirkus

Interestingly, the popular actress, who is joining hands with both Ranveer Singh and director Rohit Shetty for the first time in her acting career, stated that her character is the only 'reality check' in the mad world created by the hitmaker. "Rohit sir's brief to me was like - In the mad world you are the one person like a 'reality check'. Except for the one scene, I would say, towards the interval. But everything else is like, I am the 'seedha' character - the emotional angle of the film," revealed Pooja Hegde.

"So, for me, it was a different experience. I was watching the comedy around me and had to keep sane. Because it was very tempting to kind of, want to be a part of it and to go extra, and be like 'oh even I wanna do something like that.' But that's not my character in the film. So my journey was switched towards that," concluded the Cirkus actress.

Watch the Pinkvilla Masterclass with Cirkus team, below:

About Circus:

For the unversed, Cirkus is an adaptation of the renowned play The Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare. The project marks Ranveer Singh's second collaboration with director Rohit Shetty, after the massive success of the 2018-released cop thriller, Simmba. Pooja Hegde and Jacqueline Fernandes are playing the female leads opposite Ranveer in the film. Deepika Padukone is making a special appearance in Cirkus, in a song sequence.

Popular actor-comedian Varun Sharma is also playing a double role in the film, which features a stellar star cast including Johnny Lever, Sanjay Mishra, Ashwini Kaleskar, Sidhartha Jadav, Murali Sharma, Tiku Talsania, Sulabha Arya, and others. Devi Sri Prasad, Badshah, and Lijo George-DJ Chetas have composed the music for Cirkus. Jomon T John is the director of photography. The Ranveer Singh starrer is jointly produced by Rohit Shetty Productionz and T-Series.


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Dec 21, 2022