Rohit Shetty said it was challenging to figure out a new angle in his cop universe with his latest Sooryavanshi at the film's trailer launch in Mumbai.
Sooryavanshi is the third film in Rohit's cop universe after Ajay Devgn's Singham and Ranveer Singh's Simmba.
Both Ajay and Ranveer will be seen in extended cameos in the film, led by Akshay Kumar.
Was it a challenge to juggle three characters?
"It was challenging to figure out what new to present to the audience," Rohit says. "Not the character or the actor. They have seen Singham, Simmba, so what new, big can we do with Sooryavanshi because everyone will come with expectations."
The 46-year-old filmmaker said the team got a lot of help from the police force.
"There are a lot of real life cops, with whom we have researched. Now this (franchise) has become a brand of cops," he says. "We just have to tell them we want to make a film and everything is done for us."
Akshay said donning the uniform of a cop for Sooryavanshi was a privilege.
"It feels good when I get an opportunity to wear the uniform, even the army uniform. Uniform always has a lot of dignity and I consider myself lucky," he says. "We are lucky to get opportunities where we play such great roles."
Katrina Kaif, who also stars in Sooryavanshi, said working with Rohit and Akshay was an incredible experience.
"I absolutely love the part I am playing in the film. More than anything, what I look out for when I see a film is if it works for me. If it has moved me, if the story has touched me and if what I am doing is crucial to the film. And when you see the film, you will see everyone's role is crucial to the film," Katrina says.
The event saw the superstars in a fun mood, as they joked around with Rohit Shetty and Karan Johar.
Watch the video to know why Ajay Devgn called Akshay a doodhwala!
Rohit Shetty made sure to pass on a serious message as well, and spoke about the recent Delhi riots. Click here to watch the video.
Sooryavanshi will release on March 24.