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Happy Birthday Ranveer Singh: When Karan Johar was against Aditya Chopra for casting Ranveer Singh

Actor Ranveer Singh is celebrating his birthday today. The actor made his Bollywood debut with Band Baaja Baaraat and has come a long way since then. The actor has proven himself from time to time by his charismatic performance and interesting characters. But do you know once Karan Johar was against Aditya Chopra casting Ranveer?

During Ranveer Singh’s first appearance on Koffee With Karan, Karan Johar revealed that one day he was having lunch with Aditya and Yash Johar, when he saw Ranveer for the first time, the actor was playing table tennis then, and he considered him an assistant director but was later informed that he is the ‘new boy in Band Baaja Baaraat’. ‘So I said, ‘He is in Band Baaja Baaraat? Adi said, ‘He is a really good actor, you have no idea how good he is.’ I said, ‘It doesn’t matter, but he looks like this,’ said Karan.

Karan then saw the Band Baaja Baaraat poster and asked Aditya to change it. He recalled thinking, ‘Who is going to see this film?’ and Aditya then urged him to see the trailer once. ‘I saw the promo and I was like, ‘This boy actually has a sense of confidence and there is something about him. But it’s not reflective in that poster, change that poster.’ KJo then mentioned that when he went to see the film, he was like, ‘Oh my God, he is a movie star. He is a bloody movie star.’ KJo added that he felt like the ‘biggest fool’ for underestimating the actor.

On the professional front, Ranveer Singh has several interesting projects lined up. Including Karan Johar’s multi-starrer Takht. Other than that, he has ’83, Cirkus and Jayeshbhai Jordaar in his kitty.

Reema

In a world full of writers, I'll just be another one with an edge to be the best. I am Reema Chhabda, a content writer by trade and part-time poet.
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