Ranbir Kapoor to Refuse Kabir Singh Director’s Next Film?
Devil, Sandeep Vanga Reddy’s new film with Ranbir Kapoor
Ranbir Kapoor is Sandeep Vanga’s choice for his next Hindi venture Devil. However one hears that Ranbir has second thoughts about playing a character almost as dark as Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker.
A source close to Ranbir inform, “Ranbir loves the script. It’s dark, crazy and unpredictable. But is this a good time to go crazy on the audience? Joker may be filling up the theatres. But look at how much hatred it’s garnering from responsible sections of society all over the world.” Lest we forget, Sandeep Vanga’s last release Kabir Khan attracted a huge amount of flak for its hero’s misogyny.
Ranbir, we hear, is in no mood to do a dark negative character at this juncture. Vanga may have to go to another actor with Devil.
After the success of Arjun Reddy and Kabir Singh every major actor in Hindi and Telugu cinema wanted to work with Vanga. But the director zeroed in on Ranbir Kapoor who agreed to be part of Vanga’s cinema. The director narrated the suspense thriller to Ranbir who apparently loved the dark character with negative shades. Interestingly Devil is the same film and character that Vanga offered to Telugu superstar Mahesh Babu.
Says a source close to the development, “Sandeep Vanga was very keen to work with Mahesh Babu and Mahesh too was interested in working with Vanga. They met and Vanga narrated Devil to Mahesh Babu who found the subject too dark for his taste and for his audience’s taste.”
Mahesh apparently asked Vanga to come up with another idea. But Sandeep preferred to take Devil to Ranbir instead. Sources say Devil is the darkest character Ranbir has ever taken up.