Gone are the days when leading actors willingly shared screen space in films like “Sholay”and “Shaan” that went on to become blockbusters. In present day Bollywood, getting two actresses, leave alone leading actors, to co-exist in a film, have resulted in many a cat - fight.
Ranbir and controversy makers have tried, but failed to bring together the gen-next heroes - be it Ranbir Kapoor, Imran Khan, Shahid Kapoor, Ranveer Singh or even one-film-old Arjun Kapoor. But Yash Raj Films seems to have achieved the feat.
Ranveer and Arjun, who have not been the best of friends have been signed on as parallel male leads in “Mere Brother Ki Dulhann”director Ali Abbas Zafar's next. When contacted, YRF spokesperson confirmed saying, "Yes, Ali Abbas Zafar is directing his next film for YRF. It stars Ranveer Singh and Arjun Kapoor. The leading lady has not been finalised."
The news, however, comes as a pleasant surprise since the two YRF proteges have never been too comfortable with each other. Reportedly, Ranveer wasn't too happy with Arjun's growing popularity after his successful debut in “Ishaqzaade”. Also, the latter's proximity to Ranveer's alleged girlfriend Anushka Sharma, drove a wedge between the actors.
Ever since, Ranveer and Arjun,who were once buddies started maintaining a distance. In fact, in a party that happened in May this year, Ranveer and Arjun reportedly shared rather cold vibes. But the relationship has surely changed since then.
According to a source close to the film, "Ranveer and Arjun have now dissolved their differences. They are both looking forward to working together in the next YRF venture that is likely to go on floors this December."
Interestingly, the film is about two friends. "The makers feel that Ranveer and Arjun's off screen camaraderie and competitiveness will work for the film. They have a lot of scenes together and as actors they will try to outshine each other," added the source. Though when contacted director Ali Abbas Zafar clarified that his film is not a love triangle. It is a different kind of film with interesting twist and turns around three youngsters.
It has been learnt that the production house has already zeroed down on a few names for the one leading lady in the venture. "Yash Chopra, Aditya Chopra and Ali Abbas Zafar will decide on their heroine soon," the source told us.
However, considering Katrina Kaif's current relationship with the production house - she is the leading lady in three YRF projects back-to-back “Ek Tha Tiger”, Yash Chopra's untitled and “Dhoom 3”, we won't be surprised if she bags this one as well.