There has been a lot of buzz regarding Ajay Devgn & Ranbir Kapoor’s collab with Luv Ranjan for their next, but unfortunately, nothing has been finalized yet. The movie was announced last year and ever since it has been delayed for some reason or the other. While the current debate was about Deepika Padukone being a part of the project, the latest we hear is that Devgn has himself opted out.
Yes, you heard it right! If reports are to be believed, the actor has kept his dates for the movie since a while now, but is getting some bigger projects that he’s more keen on. A recent report by Bollywood Hungama reveals the same as, “Luv Ranjan’s next is yet to take off as it has been in the scripting stages for over a year and Ajay cannot hold onto his dates anymore. Luv’s movie was said to roll by the end of the year but has apparently been delayed again. Buzz is that apart from date issues, Ajay is not happy with the script and has opted out of Luv’s movie. The superstar is more excited about Neeraj Pandey’s modern-day, socio-political drama, which Neeraj recently narrated to him. Ajay plays a shrewd political strategist and global jetsetter, someone who is known as a modern-day Chanakya in it and loved the script. While in Luv’s action-drama-thriller based in the heartlands of India, apparently, Ranbir plays the main protagonist and Ajay an older man.”
Furthermore, regarding Ajay’s role, the source revealed that with DP and Ranbir being in the leads, the Total Dhamaal actor has much meatier role in Chanakya and would rather choose that. “Naturally, Deepika and Ranbir will play the main lead – and Ajay may play something like Pankaj Kapoor’s character in Vishal Bhardwaj’s Maqbool. While it’s an interesting and challenging role, and has lots of stylized action, it’s not the central character like Neeraj’s movie would have Ajay playing. The Chanakya team wants to release the film by early next year and Ajay has said in an interview that Chanakya will be made in two parts so Ajay’s dates will be blocked for the months that Luv plans to shoot his movie.”
Clearly, the actor would pick what’s best for him, but only time will tell whether there is any truth to these rumours! What do y’all think?