“Ranveer was in Befikre even before I was,” Creator of Befikre, Aditya Chopra speaks about Dharam

Tuesday 6 December 2016 – While the first open letter revolved around Aditya Chopra‘s desire to reinvent himself as a director, the Befikre director has released a second open letter on the official Twitter handle of the film. The open letter refers to the director’s confession of how he wrote the script of the film Befikre, keeping the lead actor Ranveer Singh in mind.

Chopra shares that Ranveer represents the careless, the reckless and the uninhibited and that he embodies the spirit of the film. Chopra reveals he would not have made the film had the energetic actor not agreed to come on board. He also goes on to compare Ranveer with Shah Rukh Khan by drawing a parallel of how the two leading men of the Hindi film industry have covered his film making flaws. He highlights that both of the actors share the same energy, brilliance and intellect though their acting styles and processes are different. However, Chopra adds that he is glad that Singh made it easier for him to direct a romantic film minus Khan, who has graced all three of Chopra’s directorial ventures — Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, Mohabbatein and Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi.

Befikre also stars Vaani Kapoor and is produced under the banner of Yash Raj Films.

Read the second open letter here: