This Article is From Dec 10, 2016

Befikre: Ranveer Singh, an 'Aditya Chopra Hero,' Feels 'Incredibly Blessed'

Befikre: Ranveer Singh, an 'Aditya Chopra Hero,' Feels 'Incredibly Blessed'

Befikre: Ranveer Singh is the only actor apart from SRK whom Aditya Chopra's directed


  • Aditya Chopra's only directed SRK before Ranveer
  • Aditya says he wrote Befikre for Ranveer only
  • Ranveer stars with Vaani Kapoor in Befikre
New Delhi: Ranveer Singh feels blessed to be called an "Aditya Chopra hero" after his latest film Befikre released on December 9. Aditya Chopra, who has directed only Shah Rukh Khan until now, made his first film in eight years with Ranveer Singh and the 31-year-old actor is totally thrilled. In a Twitter conversation with Arjun Kapoor, his Gunday co-star and co-YRF protegee, Ranveer said: "Feeling incredibly blessed. truly momentous day for me." Aditya Chopra owner of production giant Yash Raj Films has made four films in his career and three of them featured Shah Rukh Khan. Befikre however is a change for him in more than one ways - of course, change of lead actor is one.

Arjun congratulated Ranveer for the release of Befikre and becoming an "Aditya Chopra hero" officially:

And Ranveer replied:

On his part, Aditya Chopra said that Ranveer was cast for Befikre even before he came onboard. "Even before I knew that I'm going to direct this film, I was writing it for Ranveer. I would not have made Befikre if an actor called Ranveer Singh did not exist," wrote in a press statement.

Aditya has directed Shah Rukh in 1995's Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (also his debut film as director), Mohabbatein in 2000 and six years later in Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi. Of Shah Rukh, Aditya said: "He is a very bad habit that you just cannot get over. He just makes your job so easy that you actually can't think of making a film with anyone else again."

Aditya also promised another film with SRK saying: "Before our next film together, I had had to do this one without him and I was really scared. I was scared because I truly believe that in all the films we have done together, Shah Rukh is the reason I come out looking good."

Image courtesy: Yash Raj Films

Meanwhile, Bollywood celebs are flooding Ranveer's Twitter feed with best wishes for Befikre. His Padmavati co-star Shahid Kapoor said:

Ranveer Singh and Vaani Kapoor's Befikre is about a young carefree couple in a no-string attached live-in relationship. The story chronicles the journey of Dharam and Shyra tackling the complexities of love befikre style.

Vaani Kapoor, like Ranveer, is a YRF protegee, who debuted with Shudh Desi Romance and returned to the big screen after a gap of three years.