Mumbai: Actor Ranveer Singh, who will be directed by his “guru” Aditya Chopra in “Befikre”, says the movie is the “freshest” and most unlikely story coming from the filmmaker.
Talking about “Befikre”, Ranveer said: “I’m happy that I’m collaborating with Adi sir on his freshest story and endeavour. Whatever you expect normally out of an Aditya Chopra film, this is unlike anything that he’s made before.”
This clearly hints at a deviation from the love stories that Aditya Chopra is popular for. While his debut directorial “Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge” is still running in a Mumbai theatre after 20 years and is considered one of the best romantic sagas in Indian cinema, his other two films – “Mohabbatein” and “Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi” were also love stories.
The common factor in the three films has been superstar Shah Rukh Khan.
When asked about being the first actor other than Shah Rukh to be directed by Chopra, Ranveer said: “All the films that he has made have been with the one and only Shah Rukh Khan. But now I’m getting the opportunity to be his leading man.
“It’s a matter of great pride and honour that I’m getting the opportunity to work in my mentor, my guruji’s film.”
Ranveer says the fact that Aditya Chopra was directing “Befikre” was reason enough for him to sign the movie.
In the film, the “Bajirao Mastani” star will be seen with Vaani Kapoor.
Earlier, the director had himself revealed how “Befikre” is “just very different to any of the films” he has directed.
“Till now, all the films I have directed or written have been intense, dramatic and emotional. This one is just a light-hearted romance, nothing more,” he had shared when he announced the film earlier this year.