EXCLUSIVE: Ranveer Singh & Katrina Kaif's next with Zoya Akhtar adapted from this Hollywood gangster drama?

Updated on Jul 08, 2020 12:05 PM IST  |  3.1M
   
EXCLUSIVE: Ranveer Singh & Katrina Kaif's next with Zoya Akhtar adapted from this Hollywood gangster drama?
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Zoya Akhtar might have faced backlash for having an elitist approach in few of her previous films but with Gully Boy, she completely hit it out of the park. In fact, she portrayed Dharavi like never before and was lauded for her effective narrative. Now, Pinkvilla has already told you how Zoya plans to reunite with two of her closest buddies for her next directorial venture. Ranveer Singh and Katrina Kaif will mostly team up as romantic leads for the first time in her project.

ALSO READ: EXCLUSIVE: Katrina Kaif & Ranveer Singh to team up for the first time in Zoya Akhtar's next

While we already revealed that it's a riveting gangster drama, we now hear that it's an adaptation of a popular Hollywood blockbuster. A source says, "Zoya has got the rights of Martin Scorsese's gritty thriller The Departed. The film Zoya is planning will be on the same lines and will explore the gritty world of the underbelly that runs in the country. Although it will be a completely new space for the filmmaker, she is confident about it after pulling off Gully Boy. She has offered Ranveer the part essayed by Leonardo Di Caprio in the original and he's already said yes to her. Katrina will also be seen in a fantastic action packed role. Although Zoya has the rights, she will only take the basic idea from The Departed but will adapt it to suit the Indian audience." We reached out to Zoya but she didn't respond to our messages. 

Ranveer and Katrina have previously spoken about working together several times but it has never worked out. They will be seen in a brief scene in Rohit Shetty's Sooryavanshi since they are both part of different franchises of Shetty's cop universe. So, technically, Zoya's next will be their first movie together as an on screen couple. 

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Anonymous : Sloppy and incorrect reporting! Do you bother to fact check? The Departed is not an original film. Scorcese got the rights to remake Internal Affairs - a HK film. Zoya would have to get the rights from the HK film.
REPLY 1 1 year ago
Anonymous : Oh God same old same old!
REPLY 3 1 year ago
Anonymous : now we have come to know that ranveer singh has made his career by getting roles which were first offered to sushant. yrf dint allow sushant to work with SLB due to contract but allowed ranveer. and thats show ranveer got 3 big hits with SLB and made it to the top. plus adi also ditched sushant for befikre after promising him the movie. sushant must be feeling he would have been in ranveer singhs shoes today if yrf had not stopped him n allowed ranveer.
REPLY 11 1 year ago
Anonymous : Ranveer also has blood on his hands Not a saint Honestly I never liked him For me he is an overrated shit clown Pv post it thanks
REPLY 6 1 year ago
Anonymous : Pls hater go and read slb statment he offered only 2 flims and ssr was not a first choice for both the flims salman khan was the first choice for bajiroo mastani and imran abbas was the first choice for ram leela so stop and ssr said in his interview that befikre was never offored to him he also said if befikre offored to him he never do that so stop blameing ranveer now pv post this
REPLY 0 1 year ago
Anonymous : You really believe SLB poor dumb !
REPLY 0 1 year ago
Anonymous : sushant was a better actor, dancer, good looking and has that charm and smile to melt ur heart. ranveer is just mediocre actor and a fake hyper annoying idiot. skip this shit film. kat is another botoxed surgery ki dukaan who cannot act. good luck with these two.
REPLY 14 1 year ago
Anonymous : yup but he's dead :-)
REPLY 1 1 year ago
Anonymous : Really excited for RS and Kat to work together under Zoya. I hope it concretizes because I think they could have great chemistry. I just hope that Zoya doesn't try and rehash a hollywood movie and make it seem like it's an original idea like with Gully boy which was clearly a rehash of 8 mile. I hope she comes up with something original that will do Ranveer and Kat justice.
REPLY 5 1 year ago
Anonymous : Poor dumb you are the only one !
REPLY 4 1 year ago
Anonymous : Name one thing in gully boy that was from 8 mile, last time I checked it was never all about opening for nas and no characters like sky and safeena. You missed out on a GREAT movie, I feel so bad for you … clown
REPLY 0 1 month ago
Anonymous : How does a director/producer choose ranveer over shushant? Cause shushant can not only act, he was very intelligent n good looking, tall compare to this clown. There were rumors that ranveer’s wealthy father paid the producers for his son to get a chance. I guess those rumors were true. Not only that he’s related to Anil kapoor n his grandma was an actress. It was no wonder he was able to make it this far. N don’t argue with me n say it was because he’s a great actor, no that’s not the case cause in the industry there r so many more people that r way more talented n better looking but they won’t get a chance like him. The truth is ranveer is a product of nepotism, no matter how much he likes to pretend that he’s not.
REPLY 11 1 year ago
Anonymous : Because ranveer is more talented then sushant
REPLY 4 1 year ago
Anonymous : Because Ranveer had more box office sales, and a larger fan following than Sudhant. I thenfilm world only one thing really counts, box office numbers, profit. If a star makes money for producers he will get more options. The one who makes more gets more. The audience is the decider and the ultimate judge. In terms of choice for films, Ranveer has been very approachable, bends over backwards for his directors in terms of commitment to the roles and following orders, and commits. He is a fan of cinema like Shoshone was, but also is a much easier person to connect with. Shushant was very successful and was charging a big lot of money, but not in the same slot as Ranveer. Post death hebsuddenly has this army of rabid fans who put down everyone ( who he probably would have hated as negative people) but prior to his death they were missing in buying tickets to his films.
REPLY 0 5 months ago
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REPLY 0 1 year ago
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Anonymous : Akshay Kumar fan club group B S Gautham
REPLY 0 1 year ago
Anonymous : wishing happy birthday Ranveer Singh fan club group B S Gautham
REPLY 0 1 year ago
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REPLY 0 1 year ago
Anonymous : Seems like Aditya Chopra deliberately locked him in contract so that Ranveer gets all Bhansali films.It;s no secret ranveer father paid huge money to get mafia aditya to launch his son,is it the same thing repeated in the process of getting all SLB movies? I have lost respect for them,specially ranveer.
REPLY 12 1 year ago
Anonymous : Not after they butchered my fav 8 Mile. No thanks.
REPLY 10 1 year ago
Anonymous : The story was original (contest for opening for nas, sky, safeena), if you didn’t watch it. Shut up.
REPLY 0 1 month ago
Anonymous : Watch your back Deepika. We all know what happened when RK shot a film with Kat!
REPLY 10 1 year ago
Anonymous : is it true ankita lokhande was finalised for sultan initially&at the last minute she was replaced by anushka sharma by YRF??
REPLY 12 1 year ago
Anonymous : How did Ranveer get all the Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s movies which were first offered to Sushant? He didn’t have dates for any of them is such a ridiculous excuse...it can be for one but not four movies! These movies made Ranveer the star he is today. How different things would have been if Sushant got a chance to do them.
REPLY 16 1 year ago
Anonymous : it's all about lobbying in bollywood..also ranveer does have a film family connect via anil kapoor's family.
REPLY 10 1 year ago
Anonymous : Its sad that after years of beimg in india and supporting ppl in india she still faces prejudice. So much racism towards her. Whats the difference between the racists in the west and you guys? The west accepted priyanka and her accent. Katrina has worked hard and acheived so much. And she lost alot too. And she has been facing constant humiliatiom from paid bots of tje mafia gangs just like SSR. Invite her to awards and parade ard with her ex just to hurt her. Dont give her awards sje deserves but invite her for TRP ratings.
REPLY 11 1 year ago
Anonymous : I agree. People always want to discredit Katrina but what she's done is commendable. She really is the first and only foreign actress to make it in the big league in bollywood not only in contemporary times but probably in the history of bollywood. She's extremely hardworking and driven. She can't control her accent, because she didnt grow up in India and as for her acting, she has a more western subtly that is mistaken as expressionless. I'll take her anyday over the overdramatic desi heroines. The only true actress that can act are Sridevi and Vidya. The other overdo it. And yes, she was invited to filmfare, had to withstand Ranbir and co and they didnt even give her the award for Zero. They use her to up the glam quotient in award shows all the time and frankly it's sad that she'll always be regarded as an outsider despite her achievments.
REPLY 5 1 year ago
Anonymous : True .well said .people like these criticized ssr for his looks and defamed becos of the blinds now praising him .hippocrates I must say.indians are hippocrates they don't even support desi like pc and foreigner like kat .pv pls post this
REPLY 3 1 year ago
Anonymous : Good deeds cannot save bad acting ! It´s two différents things ! You don’t have any discernment and are used to mediocrity that’s why ! Pv post thanks
REPLY 1 1 year ago
Anonymous : Thanks to Salman if not she would be still struggling in Bollywood She was cast for the candy suggar in the movie only !
REPLY 6 1 year ago
Anonymous : she might not be a great actor but she is a star and her charm was what kept her going. y do think that all the ppl that salman introduced never became a star as katrina ? she should also be credited for her own effort.
REPLY 5 1 year ago
Anonymous : Katrina PR calm down. If Salman Khan wasn't there she would have been doing Boom series or has gone back to uk. Post this katvilla
REPLY 4 1 year ago
Anonymous : Salman Khan's Bodyguard Shera Abused And Threatened Shabnam Shaikh just shows what kind of people salman&his men are,capable of anything.
REPLY 11 1 year ago
Anonymous : true have heard the call recording ,pretty disgusting,everyone must listen to it.
REPLY 8 1 year ago
Anonymous : I am huge fan of Ranveer and Deepika however, I was a bigger fan of Sushant. While Ranveer got offered the movies that Sushant couldn't do and surely would have been a different story of Sushant did do all those movies that went to Ranveer. He no don't would have been where Ranveer is today or become even bigger star. It is sad but i am not going to take away all the hard work that Ranveer did during the last couple of years. Don't forget films were taken away from him as well and given to Ranbir Kapoor. Only because he's married to Deepika that now he is in a better position. So it really is who you know in this industry that will help you to succeed.
REPLY 7 1 year ago
Anonymous : Ranveer Singh is an excellent actor & showman...Sushant had mental issues since childhood...did not have mental stability to be an actor, his brilliance in Engineering he quit, like he did other things & people in his life....he was always insecure....eventually these things overwhelmed him, not people, not Bollywood, not missed roles...it was his troubled & disturbed mind that failed him in the end.
REPLY 1 1 year ago
Anonymous : sushant was def way more sexy& attractive than ranveer,his smile was so cute,ranveer only has a larger than life personality & a quirky dressing sense which is amusing to a lot of people,hence he draws a lot of attention,but he still aint a pathetic actor way better than VD,tiger,siddharth,ayush etc etc
REPLY 16 1 year ago
Anonymous : kat fans are biggest liar katrina never ever struggle cuz of salman she was getting movies before she salman she was doing g justrades movies in tamil why should bollywood offer her movies whn she act. kat should thanks salman even now she getting movie cuz of her suggar daddy sallu. poor outsiders they get no movies while this 0 acting women get bigger movies. ill be shame to be kat fans lol . my fave are all telented actress like sridevi kajol karishma urmila madhuri rekha rani kangana tabu juhi nutan meena kumari nandita das tapasee hema malini farida jalal reema lagoo priyanka.
REPLY 11 1 year ago
Anonymous : u talk as if you know her. he can give katrina movies and he did so for many others too but they all never became a star like katrina. appreciate her effort when its due. also she can act.
REPLY 3 1 year ago
Anonymous : Ranveer, katrina , and zoya! We have enough reasons to boycott this.when they stop being bootlickers then we MIGHT change some thoughts. BOYCOTT THIS FILM TOO.
REPLY 14 1 year ago
Anonymous : Go and watch brahmastra and sadako 2
REPLY 0 1 year ago
Anonymous : Anonymous 9 hours ago Go and watch brahmastra and sadako 2 IN your dreams Poor dumb pity for you ! We don’t want to have blood on our hands !
REPLY 1 1 year ago
Anonymous : That's sarcastic
REPLY 1 1 year ago
Anonymous : He is not attractive. Short, no chin, big nose, weired personality off screen; kinda not my cup of tea.
REPLY 17 1 year ago
Anonymous : He is not photogenic at all.
REPLY 14 1 year ago
Anonymous : No —- Ranveer should come with Kiara Advani or maybe someone else. Not Katrina
REPLY 4 1 year ago
Anonymous : Zoya didnt confirm this movie.
REPLY 8 1 year ago
Anonymous : Katrina PR at work
REPLY 17 1 year ago
Anonymous : Boycott Ranveer and Boycott salman ki gang member Katrina
REPLY 31 1 year ago
Anonymous : U r all targetting katrina ..for what..she struggled and hard worked here and one who survived .she's improving with her work.she gave chance to so many girls in kay beauty.and donating for india.her mother leads an education institution for poor children.shes the one who doing lot for india.among actress.u r all targetting her instead of Nepokids. She's the only one who doing well for 15 years among pc bebo.no wonder we only have now Sara ananya jhanvi alia.instead of ash madhuri kat pc dp anu...pv pls post this
REPLY 16 1 year ago
Anonymous : Katrina Struggled : the joke of the day !
REPLY 32 1 year ago
Anonymous : ok katrina PR
REPLY 14 1 year ago
Anonymous : U all deserve these alia ananya Sara khushi shanaya jhanvi .
REPLY 1 1 year ago
Anonymous : U all deserve that alia ananya shanaya sara jhanvi
REPLY 1 1 year ago
Anonymous : Who cares!
REPLY 17 1 year ago
Anonymous : how did he get so many movies which were first offered to sushant?
REPLY 29 1 year ago
Anonymous : and sushant apparently never had dates? doesn't make sense...can you imagine if he had done all those movies?
REPLY 26 1 year ago
Anonymous : Not so many only 2 movies and which ssr also not a first choice for ram leela and bajiroo mastani
REPLY 4 1 year ago
Anonymous : He rejected because he was doing YRF movie paani
REPLY 7 1 year ago
Anonymous : Boycott this shit movie. One more movie with an item girl who cannot act and speak Hindi ! AND this overrated Ranveer ! When true talent are Still struggling To get a movie. Katrina you should take your retreat and let the place for real talent ! Stop to the injustices ! M We can be the change needed in Bollywood for now and tomorrow Stay strong and united guys ! Pv post be honest !
REPLY 32 1 year ago
Anonymous : NOT WATCHING ANY ONE PROMOTED BY THE MURDERER SALMAN.
REPLY 34 1 year ago
Anonymous : Not interested. This zoya and katrina both are orverrated.
REPLY 34 1 year ago
Anonymous : sorry zoya,..def not watching katrina kaif..ranveer even though he got movies which belonged to other people..atleast he's worth watching but katrina no ways.
REPLY 33 1 year ago
Anonymous : Flop. Not gonna watch it.
REPLY 32 1 year ago
Anonymous : Another film we wont watch
REPLY 34 1 year ago
Anonymous : They did not ask you to watch their film. They can do without. You are longing to watch their movie. JEALOUS OF THEM!!!!!!!
REPLY 2 1 year ago
Anonymous : Pehele 8 mile ab The Departed all in the name of 'being inspired'. Sallu ka 'being human' yaad aagaya. Anyway, kuch original soch nahi sakti kya. Creativity wohi par atki hai kya despite collaboration with gutkha Kagti
REPLY 32 1 year ago