Zoya Akhtar, an urban storyteller: Ranveer Singh

By | May 3, 2015

[callout] Doing Zoya’s film for the first time, Ranveer had inexpensive and unforgettable moments from the sets. He praised her directional image. No one can express urban stories better and fluent than Zoya Akhtar, Ranveer said. [/callout]

Ranveer is starring as Karbir Mehra, belongs to a wealthy Punjabi Mehras dysfunctional family. He is a rich but insurgent son. His family plans a trip (a cruise vacation) and travels to the middle of the Mediterranean sea.

“I loved the script. I think Reema (Kagti) and Zoya are one of the best writing combinations in Bollywood. I have always admired the Zoya’s work and wanted to work with her. Nobody tells urban stories like Zoya. They are very well-written and extremely insightful about human relationships,” Ranveer said in an interview.

The expensive drama-comedy movie features Ranveer Singh, Anil Kapoor, Shefali Shah, Priyanka Chopra, Farhan Akhtar and Anushka Sharma in lead roles. It also stars Rahul Bose, but appears on screen only for a shorter period of time.

Ranveer Singh With Zoya

Ranveer Singh With Zoya

The star told that it has been an amazing experience to work with “Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara” director and the same high-end ensemble. He feels lucky to have the movie offered to him, because no one would love to have his/her presence dominated by other big industry’s performers.

“Everyone is generally into solo films, but Zoya has pulled off a great cast. I have a great part for me. Fortunately or unfortunately, I have never played urban characters before that. I hope this film helps me, explore my versatility further,” said the 29-year-old actor.

“Zoya has explored the quirks and dysfunctional beautifully. It is black humour, but the movie is really funny and there is a healthy dose of romance too. Yes, it looks very glossy because the protagonists are supposedly rich people. They are rich people going through some crisis,” he added.

Presently convalescing through a serious shoulder joint damage which he experienced while filming Sanjay’s Leela Bhansali’s upcoming drama-thriller production ‘Bajirao Mastani’. Even after going through the recovery process, he looks energetic to promote ‘Dil Dhadaken Do’.

Considering that the majority of the time was passed on a cruise ship, Ranveer said that all co-stars enjoyed working together other than the director and her team.

[quote by=”Ranveer Singh”] The shoot experience was really the best that I ever had.

It is an ensemble piece so every actor would get off days and we were on a cruise and would travel to different exotic places.

There were some 200 young people working on the movie. [/quote]

The movie star mentioned his exhausting routine or time frame of ‘Bajirao Mastani’, and said that ‘Dil Dhadakne Do’ experienced like a holiday.

[quote by=”Ranveer Singh”]’Bajirao’ is a lot of hard work compared to Zoya’s film as it is very intense and high octane. In the Zoya’s film even the worst day required you to just sit and talk. I am glad that I got to do this film just before ‘Bajirao’.

“We had a blast. I would go out a lot with Anil while Farhan was our designated DJ. We partied hard, but we’re back to work by six in the morning.” [/quote]

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