Rumours doing the rounds over the past few days in industry have it that actor Ranveer Singh has been approached by Meghna Gulzar to star in her next film, after the release of her Deepika Padukone starter, ‘Chhapaak.’
Gulzar has reportedly been signed on to direct a film on Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw which is to be funded by Ronnie Screwvala. Rumour has it that Singh has already heard the script and has given his go-ahead for the biopic. Known as Sam Bahadur for his work during the India-Pakistan war of 1971, he was the first Indian Army officer to be promoted to the rank of Field Marshal.
The Asian Age reports an inudstry source saying, “The film has been written by Gulzar Saab (Sampooran Singh Kalra) along with Bhavani Iyer and Shantanu Srivastava. The casting will be done only when Meghna completes her film with Deepika.”
However, another source close to the development of the film has poured water over the claims that Singh is doing the film. “Just because Ranveer is Deepika’s husband does not mean that all her producers will cast him in the same projects or other films that they are doing. These are just speculations and not true,” said the source.
Singh can currently be seen on the silver screen in Zoya Akhtar’s ‘Gully Boy’ (2019).