Ranveer Singh is picking entertaining scripts and his latest acquisition adds to the drama. After playing a gully rapper to stepping into the shoes of Kapil Dev for World Cup win film ’83 to Karan Johar’s Mughal period movie Takht, the actor is scooping up all that comes his way and for his next, Ranveer will don a Gujarati avatar. According to DNA, the actor has signed up to play a Gujarati character in Yash Raj Film’s next, titled Jayeshbhai Jordaar. The film will go on floors in October and is penned by debutant writer-director Divyang Thakkar. Jayeshbhai Jordaar promises to be a humourous entertainer set in Gujarat. The film will be produced by Maneesh Sharma, who also discovered Divyang.
Speaking about the film Ranveer told DNA, “I’ve been immensely fortunate to have collaborated with some of the finest filmmakers in our country. It is gratifying that they believed in my craft and chose me to lead their cinematic vision. All that I have achieved as an actor today is due to these titanic forces showing their faith in me. I’m glad that today I find myself in a position where I can recognise exceptional talent and wholeheartedly back the vision of a brilliant new writer-director like Divyang. Jayeshbhai Jordaar will be my next release after ’83.”
He was further quoted in the report as saying “Jayeshbhai is a film with a big heart. In its concept and appeal, it encompasses the broadest spectrum of the cinema-loving audience — it’s a movie for everyone! It is, in fact, a ‘miracle script’ that YRF found for me out of nowhere. The sheer brilliance of the writing compelled me to immediately green-light this project. Both humourous and poignant, Jayeshbhai is right up there with the most solid on-paper material I’ve come across.”
Maneesh Sharma had directed Ranveer’s debut film Band Baaja Baaraat (2010) and also marked his own directorial debut with the same film. Speaking about the collaboration he said, “For a filmmaker, the holy grail is a script that is a balance of a relevant message delivered in an entertaining manner. Divyang’s script is a great example of this and we are all excited to have him helm it. What makes this a truly thrilling venture is that I see this as Ranveer and I ‘paying it forward’. Almost a decade ago, we started our journey together when YRF placed their faith in us newcomers. Today, we collaborate with another new talent to offer the audiences a content-driven mass entertainer.”
Ranveer is currently shooting for Kabir Khan directed ’83, in London. The cricket saga is scheduled to hit the screens on April 10, 2020.
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