Just yesterday, Ranveer Singh’s upcoming project with Yash Raj Films, Jayeshbhai Jordaar went on floors. The film was announced a few months ago while Ranveer Singh was still shooting for his film with Kabir Khan, ’83. The actor will be seen playing the role of Kapil Dev in the film with the plot revolving around a detailed insight of the 1983 World Cup that the independent Indian cricket team got home.
With the announcement of Jayeshbhai Jordaar going on floors, the makers have now released the first look of the film and Ranveer Singh is all set to rock his Gujarati accent. Looking bewildered in the first look, Ranveer Singh is seen sporting a moustache with side-partitioned short hair. Looking like a proper Gujarati man in his polo t-shirt and high waist denims, the first look has only increased anticipation for this Divyang Thakkar’s directorial.
Speaking about his character, Ranveer said, “As Charlie Chaplin once said, ‘To truly laugh, you must be able to take your pain, and play with it!’. Jayeshbhai is an unlikely hero – an ordinary man, who ends up doing something extraordinary when he’s hurled into a threatening situation. Jayeshbhai is sensitive and compassionate. He believes in equal rights between men and women in a society that is deeply rooted in patriarchal ideals, practices, and doctrines.”
He further spoke about the uniqueness of the character and praised his director saying, “Jayeshbhai presented an exciting challenge – to deconstruct myself in order to transform into a kind of character I’ve never inhabited before. Divyang has poured his soul into this brilliant piece of writing that will nudge you to introspect whilst making you smile and laugh the entire time”.
The producer of the film, Maneesh Sharma said, “Ranveer is fearless when it comes to inhabiting a role and has continued his risk-taking behaviour, eschewing his looks for his character’s needs. For Jayeshbhai Jordaar, Divyang had the vision of a protagonist that went against the cloth – a hero that isn’t necessarily hyper-masculine or Alpha. This faith in the director’s vision and the self-confidence of going against your “image” is what makes Ranveer a filmmaker’s delight and one of India’s biggest stars – not just commercially but critically as well.”
Calling it a miracle script, Ranveer Singh is ecstatic to be a part of this project. Apart from ’83 and Jayeshbhai Jordaar, Ranveer will also be seen in Karan Johar’s period magnum opus, Takht.