Aditya Chopra compares Shah Rukh Khan to Befikre actor Ranveer Singh in an open letter

FP Staff

Dec 06, 2016 17:39:50 IST

Filmmaker Aditya Chopra has broken his silence of over two decades by releasing #TheBefikreSeries, a series of open letters that contain trivia pertaining to his next directorial release Befikre.

 Aditya Chopra compares Shah Rukh Khan to Befikre actor Ranveer Singh in an open letter

Aditya Chopra

While the first open letter revolved around his desire to reinvent himself, the team of Befikre have now released a second open letter on the official Twitter handle of the film. This open letter refers to Chopra's confession of how he wrote the script of Befikre keeping the lead actor Ranveer Singh in mind.

Singh plays the character of Dharma in the film, who is a carefree soul. Chopra admits that he always wanted to be such an uninhibited soul but could not make that happen. No surprise there, as we have not seen much of Chopra in the last 22 years, except through the lens of his cinema.

Chopra claims that Singh represents the careless, the reckless and the uninhibited. He embodies the spirit of the film and that Chopra would not have made the film had the energetic actor not agreed to come on board.

He goes on to compare Singh with Shah Rukh Khan by drawing a parallel of how the two leading men of the Hindi film industry have covered his film making flaws. He pointed out that both of them share the same energy, brilliance and intellect though their acting styles and processes are different. However, Chopra adds that he is glad that Singh made it easier for him to direct a romantic film minus Khan, who has graced all three of Chopra's directorial ventures — Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, Mohabbatein and Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi.

Befikre also stars Vaani Kapoor and is produced under the banner of Yash Raj Films. The film, set in Paris, is slated to release on 9 December.

Updated Date: Dec 06, 2016 17:39:50 IST