Ranveer Singh: “Jayeshbhai Jordaar presented me with a huge opportunity to play a character with no reference point all over again”

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Get ready for Ranveer Singh to transform once again. The talented actor is starring in Yash Raj Films’ Jayeshbhai Jordaar, a big screen Hindi entertainer that will present a new brand of hero and heroism that is rare in Indian cinema. As Ranveer says, “Jayeshbhai is an unlikely hero – an ordinary man, who ends up doing something extraordinary when he’s hurled into a threatening situation.”

Ranveer is widely regarded as the best actor of his generation. One of the most notable things about the actor is that he goes through an incredible metamorphosis to convincingly become his character on the screen in every film. The highly anticipated Jayeshbhai Jordaar is no exception, and Ranveer opens up about why he likes to get so lost into his characters.

Ranveer says, “For me, the best thing about being an actor is that you can live so many lives and experience so much because each character that I choose to play are remarkably different from one another. When people saw Band Baaja Baaraat, they felt for the longest time that I was a boy who was born and brought up in Delhi. This has happened many times during the course of my 11-year career, and that to me is the biggest compliment because I like to convince people that I can transform myself into anyone.”

The actor is clear that he doesn’t want to get typecast in the industry and among audiences. He, thus, picks his projects extremely strategically to wow audiences. He says, “I’m deeply inspired by the shape-shifting, chameleon like actors across the world like Daniel Day-Lewis. So, I look forward to metamorphosis on the big screen with every film. I have done this since my first time to my last release 83, in which I became the legendary Kapil Dev.”

Ranveer adds, “I have a personal ambition to never be typecast, and it’s a tough one, but I choose my scripts quite cleverly. Jayeshbhai Jordaar presented me with a huge opportunity to play a character with no reference point all over again. I think I really manifest these roles into my life.”

Earlier, he revealed, “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 adds, “Jayeshbhai presented an exciting challenge – to deconstruct myself in order to transform into a kind of character I’ve never inhabited before.”

The film is produced by Maneesh Sharma, who also discovered the director, Divyang Thakkar. Maneesh says, “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.”

ICYMI here is a sneak peek into what Jayeshbhai Jordaar is all about!

The much-awaited Yash Raj Films’ Jayeshbhai Jordaar, also starring Arjun Reddy fame Shalini Pandey, who debuts on Bollywood’s big screen opposite Ranveer, has been directed by debutant Divyang Thakkar. The film is releasing on May 13, 2022 worldwide.

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