Shahid’s loss, Ranveer’s gain

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He is one movie and 3 days old into the showbiz, but Ranveer Singh, who debuted in Band Baaja Baaraat over the weekend, is becoming a sought after name in Bollywood. In a case of opportunity lost, an upcoming project by Shaad Ali (of Bunty & Babli fame) has gone from Shahid Kapoor’s kitty to newbie Ranveer Singh.

Shaad, who is working on a youth based script, was pursuing Shahid for his project. But after Shahid did not reciprocate to calls and messages from the filmmaker, Shaad roped in newcomer Ranveer instead. The fact that Ranveer assisted Shaad earlier & their association goes back couple of years further helped the director finalize his choice of the leading man. Ranveer on the other hand considers Shaad as his mentor.

Though Ranveer is under a three year contract with Yash Raj Films (producers of Band Baaja Baaraat), he is not restricted to picking additional offers. While Ranveer is busy accepting accolades for his fantastic performance in Band Baaja Baaraat, comparisons with other Gen Y stars like Ranbir and Imran are apparent. However the young lad is taking it in his stride and enjoying his new found success in tinseltown.

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