Ranveer is Jayeshbhai Jordaar!


Ranveer Singh is lapping up interesting scripts one after the other. While he is busy shooting for Kabir Khan-directed ‘83’, the newest addition to his kitty is ‘Jayeshbhai Jordaar’. The quirky film, which will be set in the state of Gujarat, is produced by Yash Raj Films, the company which introduced Ranveer to the business of entertainment. The script is penned by debutante writer-director Divyang Thakkar, who was introduced by Maneesh Sharma.

While the leading lady for the film has not been announced yet the first-timer will be directing Ranveer in what is a humorous entertainer set in Gujarat. The film is being produced by YRF’s homegrown producer Maneesh Sharma, who also discovered Divyang, and it will go on floors this October. Interestingly, Manish marked his directorial debut with Ranveer in ‘Band Baaja Baaraat’ (2010). Once Ranveer wraps up the cricket saga ‘83’, he will begin shooting for ‘Jayeshbhai Jordaar’ from October.

Maneesh Sharma says, “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’. 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.”

Adding to this Ranveer says, “I have been immensely fortunate to have collaborated with some of the finest film-makers 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 recognize exceptional talent and wholeheartedly back the vision of a brilliant new writer-director like Divyang. Jayeshbhai Jordaar will be my next release after 83. Jayeshbhai is 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- its 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 humorous and poignant, Jayeshbhai is right up there with the most solid on-paper material I’ve ever come across”