BY ANUJ RADIA
Ranveer Singh has worked in two-period films, both with Sanjay Leela Bhansali. The actor starred in Bajirao Mastani and Padmaavat.
In Bajirao Mastani, he essayed the role of a general of the Maratha Empire, whereas in Padmaavat he played the role of an antagonist, Alauddin Khilji. He received widespread appreciation for his performance in both the films.
Now, as per reports, Karan Johar is all set to produce a period film with Ranveer Singh in the lead. A source informed Filmfare, “Karan has been thinking of making a period film for quite some time now and seeing Ranveer’s performance in his previous period dramas has left him impressed. Karan and Ranveer have spoken about the project and may announce the same soon.”
Ranveer is already working in Rohit Shetty’s Simmba which has been bankrolled by Karan Johar. This period film will be their second collaboration. Details of the project are still under wraps.
Karan is producing a period-drama Kalank too. The film is set in the ‘40s and stars Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt, Madhuri Dixit, Sanjay Dutt, Sonakshi Sinha and Aditya Roy Kapur.
Ranveer has started shooting for Simmba in Hyderabad and stars with Sara Ali Khan in the film. He will essay the role of a badass cop in the film. Ranveer had said that he is really excited about being Rohit Shetty’s hero.
Besides Simmba, Ranveer has wrapped up Zoya Akhtar’s Gully Boy in which he stars with Alia Bhatt. He will begin working on Kabir Khan’s ’83 after wrapping up Simmba.