Ranveer collaborates with YRF for 'Jayeshbhai Jordaar'
After working in Befire, Ranveer Singh and Yash Raj Films are coming together in a project to be directed by debutant writer-director Divyang Thakkar.
After working in Befire, Ranveer Singh and Yash Raj Films are coming together in a project to be directed by debutant writer-director Divyang Thakkar. The actor calls Jayeshbhai Jordaar ‘a miracle script’ penned. The humourous entertainer set in Gujarat, is being produced by YRF’s homegrown producer Maneesh Sharma, who also discovered Divyang. The film will go on floors this October, reads a statement.
Ranveer has stamped his superstardom with his incredible body of work. He’s been consistently collaborating with all the top filmmakers of the country. From Sanjay Leela Bhansali to Rohit Shetty, from Zoya Akhtar and Kabir Khan to Karan Johar – he has been a favourite of the biggest names in the business.
“He has also been displaying exceptional script-sense in selecting projects. So, naturally, when Ranveer decides to back a rank newcomer, one can assume that Divyang is a very special talent to watch out for,” says a source.
“I have been immensely fortunate to have collaborated with some of the finest filmmakers of our country. It is humbling and 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 cinematic forces having put 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,” says the actor who is currently prepping for 83.
Ranveer calls Jayeshbhai... a film with a big heart. “In its concept as well as in its appeal, it encompasses the broadest spectrum of the cinema-loving audience — it’s a film 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 film. Both humourous and poignant, Jayeshbhai is right up there with the most solid on-paper material I’ve ever come across,” he says.
The makers are yet to make an announcement on who is playing the female lead in the film.
“For a producer and 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 balance and we are all very 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’,” says Maneesh, adding, “Almost a decade ago, we started our journey together when YRF placed their faith in us newcomers and today we collaborate with another new talent to offer the audiences a content-driven mass entertainer.”