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Ranveer Singh starrer Simmba released on the big screens on 28th December 2018. The film opened to a great response from the fans as well as the critics. Simmba became a blockbuster hit and everyone went gaga over Ranveer’s mind-blowing performance as Sangram Bhalerao aka Simmba. The film broke several box-office records and became the biggest hit of director Rohit Shetty’s career.
Just like his film, the ace director also won hearts at the recently concluded Mumbai Police’s annual cultural festival Umang 2019. Rohit made a whopping donation of Rs 51 lakhs to the Mumbai Police welfare fund. Yes, you heard it right! As per the reports, the money contributed by the ace filmmaker is from the collections of his film Simmba.
Rohit, along with Akshay Kumar, Ranveer Singh and Ajay Devgn handed over the cheque on behalf of his production house Rohit Shetty Picturez to the Commissioner of Police at the event.
Interestingly, Rohit most successful films of his career have featured a cop as the central character. His cop-drama films Singham (2011), Singham Returns (2014) and Simmba (2018) received all the love from the fans as well as the critics.
The annual fest Umang 2019 was a star-studded affair like every year. Well-known celebrities attended the event which included Amitabh Bachchan, Alia Bhatt, Ranbir Kapoor, Katrina Kaif, Janhvi Kapoor, Sara Ali Khan, Vicky Kaushal, Madhuri Dixit, Karisma Kapoor, Jacqueline Fernandez, Farhan Akhtar, Kartik Aaryan, Kriti Sanon, Shilpa Shetty, Tabu, Urmila Matondkar, Yami Gautam, Nora Fatehi, Sushant Singh Rajput, Raveena Tandon, Anil Kapoor, Ayushmann Khurana, Parineeti Chopra and Sachin Tendulkar among others. Social media was full of beautiful pictures from the event.
Hats off to Rohit for donating such a great amount!