Old Clip Of Rohit Shetty On “Saif Ali Khan Ki Beti” Sara Enrages Twitter
By his own account, all Sara, “Saif Ali Khan ki beti,” had to do was plead with Rohit Shetty for work and the role was hers.
On Wednesday, Rohit Shetty popped up on the Twitter trend list after the Internet chanced upon an old clip from when he appeared on The Kapil Sharma Show with his Simmba star Sara Ali Khan. What he said in the clip has enraged Twitter, which is currently very sensitive to the topics of nepotism and favouritism in the film industry. Simmba was the second film for Sara, daughter of actors Saif Ali Khan and Amrita Singh and Rohit Shetty’s story of how he happened to cast her in the role has raised hackles on social media. By his own account, all Sara, “Saif Ali Khan ki beti,” had to do was plead with Rohit Shetty for work and the role was hers.
In the video, Rohit Shetty says that seeing Amrita Singh and Saif Ali Khan’s daughter asking for work made him emotional. “Now that she’s become a star, I can say this – ‘Sir please give me work’. She literally did that (showing folded hands)… she’s Saif Ali Khan’s daughter. Amrita Singh and Saif Ali Khan’s daughter walking into my office all by herself and asking a director for work… I felt like crying. I said ‘You do a movie,'” the filmmaker says. Simmba, starring Ranveer Singh in the title role, released in 2018.