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Guess which role Ranveer MISSED?

By Subhash K Jha
January 21, 2020 14:50 IST
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Photograph: Kind courtesy Ranveer Singh /Instagram

If all had gone well, Ranveer Singh would have been working with Meghna Gulzar next, now that she has completed her film Chhapaak with his wife Deepika Padukone.

It is reliably learnt that Ranveer was Meghna’s first and only choice to play Field Marshal Sam Maneksaw in his bio-pic.

Apparently, Ranveer kept delaying the script narration until an exasperated Meghna turned her sights on her Raazi hero Vicky Kaushal, who was more than raazi to give Meghna the time of the day.

Many of Meghna’s well-wishers feel Ranveer would be a better choice to play Field Marshal Manekshaw.


Photograph: Kind courtesy Vicky Kaushal /Instagram

A source tells Subhash K Jha, "After getting along so well with Deepika during Chhapaak and getting such an amazing performance out of her, Meghna is having second thoughts about the casting of the Manekshaw biopic. We can only wait and watch."

Subhash K Jha has written about movies and movie stars for more than 40 years. He can be reached at

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