Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh is gearing up for the release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Bajirao Mastani. However, there's something else too keeping the actor on his toes.
Singh will soon start working for his YRF short film -- Befikre. And he is the only actor after Shah Rukh Khan to be directed by Aditya Chopra and he feels extremely proud and excited for it.
Chopra has so far directed only SRK in all his films, from Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, Mohabbatein and Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi.
However, Ranveer, 30, does not feel any pressure. Talking to PTI about the project, the actor has 3 things to say:
On being the next Aditya Chopra hero
There is no pressure. I am happy, super charged, there is excitement and energy. It's a light romance. It's a matter of great pride for me to be playing Aditya Chopra's next leading man.
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Definitely a big film for me. A big leap, a big step forward career-wise. After doing a big film like Bajirao Mastani one thinks to one self.what next. Is there another film that is going to excite you and the answer is yes. Aditya Chopra's next film. The excitement is way up there.
On Adiya Chopra
He is an incredible man. A true lover of cinema. He has an amazing business acumen when it comes to films. He is a director who makes very few films.special films. He is the biggest director of Indian cinema and it's an honour and privilege for me to be cast after Shah Rukh Khan in his films.
Befikre was announced by Chopra on the eve of his late father Yash Chopra's 83rd birth anniversary on 27 September.
The romantic drama that stars Ranveer and Vaani Kapoor in the lead roles would be shot extensively in Paris.
Chopra had last directed Shah Rukh Khan-Anushka Sharma-starrer Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi in 2008.