Ranveer Singh had joined the league of A-List Bollywood stars long ago, but that hasn’t stopped him from taking challenging roles, scripts which are unconventional. The actor, after being hugely appreciated for his performances in movies like Gully Boy, Padmaavat, Bajirao Mastani, and Simmba, all of which were directed by stalwart directors, Zoya Akhtar, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, and Rohit Shetty respectively will be next seen in the Kapil Dev biopic titled ’83 directed by Kabir Khan. He is currently shooting for this one with the legend Kapil Dev himself in London. And amidst all this, he has signed for another film, that he will begin shooting for post ’83.
Ranveer Singh and Yash Raj Films will be coming together after a long time with a story which Singh calls ‘a miracle script’ written by a debutant writer and director Divyang Thakkar. The title of the movie is as quirky as his character in the movie sounds, Jayeshbhai Jordaar. The story will be set up in Gujarat. Confirming his next movie, he said,
“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 further added,
“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.”
Ranveer also put up a video with the director, flaunting his Gujrati vernacular and accent. Here’s what he posted:
The movie will be bankrolled by Maneesh Sharma of YRF who also gave a break to Singh in Bollywood with his debut directorial Band Baaja Baaraat in 2010. About this movie, Maneesh Sharma was quoted as saying,
“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 Singh had earlier said in an interview that that though he is getting to do immensely interesting work, he would still like to be a part of movies like a Badhaai Ho, or an Andhadhun, which he is not getting. And maybe, Jayeshbhai Jordaar is his chance to pull off such roles.
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