Mumbai, Nov 16: B’town heart throbbing actor Ranveer Singh on Tuesday said he was first Aditya Chopra’s first choice for “Befikre” right from the starting despite the director having Shah Rukh Khan star in all his three films he made in near three-decade long career.
“I am the least territorial person; I don’t think I am entering anyone’s territory. Adi sir wanted to make the film with me and I am involved in the project from its scripting. I am glad that my mentor has given me the opportunity to work under his direction. It’s a big deal for me,” said the actor at the launch of “You and I” song of “Befikre” here with Vaani Kapoor, his co-star in the movie.
The film has three songs, composed and written by Jaydeep Sahni and Vishal-Shekhar. Ranveer worked with Aditya Chopra on “Ladies VS Ricky Bahl” .
He is the only actor in Bollywood directed by Aditya Chopra and Sanjay Leela Bhansali, after SRK and Amitabh Bachchan he said: “I am so proud and happy. I think I am lucky to get such opportunity. Though I want to work with big names of Bollywood, I also want to work with young directors and fresh idea.”
As the film grabs headlines with Ranveer as a serial kisser, he clarified that the film has got a U/A certificate. “The projection of kiss here is not wild or lust but as warm as a hug. It has been shown is a very tasteful manner… so perfect for family viewing.”
Befikre is Vaani’s second film after her debut in “Shuddh Desi Romance” (2013). The reason for this, she explained, “Adi sir advised me to wait for the right film to come. Now that this film is ready to release, I think the wait was worth enough.”
The actor who has stripped down to his undergarment in Befikre told us that he had absolutely no problems in pulling off the scene as physical nudity for him is no big deal.
The film is all set to release on 9 December.