DID YOU KNOW? GULLY BOY was offered to Ranbir Kapoor?
Here are all the films Ranbir Kapoor passed and Ranveer Singh got – the latest release Gully Boy was one of them.
Besides similar-sounding names, Ranveer and Ranbir have a lot in common.
Many of the roles that have gone into making Ranveer Singh a superstar had first been offered to Ranbir Kapoor, the latest being Gully Boy, a film that the brilliant director Zoya Akhtar was keen to do with Ranbir Kapoor.
Apparently, Ranbir Kapoor had headspace only for one biopic and he decided to do Sanju, which was based on the life of Sanjay Dutt.
Ranveer Singh had earlier worked to tremendous advantage with Zoya Akhtar in Dil Dhadakne Do. Dil Dhadakne Do was also offered to Ranbir Kapoor which in which she wanted to cast Kareena Kapoor in the role that was eventually done by Priyanka Chopra.
In 2018, Ranveer Singh had two blockbusters, Simmba and Padmaavat. While one of them (Simmba) was written especially for Ranveer Singh, Padmaavat would have gone to Ranbir if all had been well between Ranbir Kapoor and director Sanjay Leela Bhansali.
After Ranbir Kapoor’s debut film Saawariya, Ranbir, for reasons best known to him, decided not to work with Bhansali. Bhansali offered Ranbir Kapoor Ram Leela, Bajirao Mastani and Padmaavat. Ranbir had reportedly refused all three films.
Says a source close to the developments, “Ranveer is reaping the harvests of Ranbir’s rejections. Ranveer overnight lost his role to Ranbir in Anurag Kashyap’s Bombay Velvet. It was a thundering flop. It’s almost like a divine light is guiding Ranveer to make all the right moves.”
It is also a well-known fact that Deepika Padukone was dating Ranbir Kapoor before she eventually started dating Ranveer Singh, whom she later married. Clearly, Ranveer Singh’s luck favours him and Ranbir Kapoor has passed up on some very good opportunities in his life.