Ranveer Singh Loses Chance To Work with Meghna Gulzar. Here’s What Happened
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Ranveer Singh Loses Chance To Work with Meghna Gulzar. Here’s What Happened

Meghna Gulzar eventually signed Vicky Kaushal instead. Who would have done a better role?

If all had gone well, Ranveer Singh would be working  with  Meghna Gulzar next, now that she has completed her film with his  wife Deepika Padukone.

It is reliably learnt that Ranveer was Meghna’s first and only choice to play Field Marshal Sam Maneksaw in the bio-pic to be directed by  Meghna. Apparently Ranveer  kept delaying the script narration until Meghna  turned her  sights  on her Raazi hero Vicky Kaushal who was more than raazi to give Meghna the  time of the day.

Many of Meghna’s well-wishers feel Ranveer would be  a better  choice  to play Field Marshal Manekshaw. It is difficult  to say  who between  Deepika and Ranveer  is  the  bigger  box-office star. But  we can tell you  that Deepika’s latest much talked-about role as acid victim  Laxmi  Aggarwal in Meghna Gulzar’s Chhapaak happened  because of Ranveer.

Meghna Gulzar

Here’s how. Director Meghna Gulzar actually wanted to make a male-centric film after Raazi. She  was  all set to do a  bio-pic on  Marshal General Manekshaw with Ranveer  in  the  lead. Says a  source close  to the development, “Meghna Gulzar had  the project scripted and ready. She  was keen on Ranveer Singh to  play Manekshaw. They met and Ranveer seemed  maha-excited. But when it came to  a narration , Ranveer  seemed  to have no time. Meghna  simply decided to move to the next project, on acid  attack victim  Laxmi Aggarwal. That’s how Deepika came into the  picture.”


Meghna intends  to  return to  her Manekshaw  bio-pic after Chhapaak. But for  now the  coveted role has gone to  Vicky Kaushal who played  Alia Bhatt’s Pakistani army-husband  in  Meghna Gulzar’s Raazi.  A  source informs, “After getting along so well with Deepika making Chhapaak and getting such an amazing performance out of her, Meghna is  having second thoughts about the casting of the Manekshaw biopic. We can only wait and watch.”  

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