Actor Ranveer Singh is only two films old, counting the one that releases on December 9, Ladies V/s Ricky Bahl, where he plays a con man, Ricky. At the end of next month, he will start shooting with Sonakshi Sinha for Lootera, his third film. However, while he’s doing one film at a time, he’s also writing the story and script of a film he plans to direct himself, a year down the line.
“It’s a dark comedy and it’s partially ready,” he admits. “I’ve had this subject in mind for a very long time. I’ve been a copywriter and done various other things related to the job I’m doing now, before becoming an actor. I can’t tell you the details of the story because it’s too premature, but the subject is contemporary and something the youth can definitely relate with.”
Ranveer is keen to produce, direct and act this film. He has narrated the story to a couple of directors, including Shaad Ali, popular for the Abhishek Bachchan-Rani Mukherji film, Bunty Aur Babli (2005).
“Everyone who has heard the story has showed interest in it. Shaad’s reaction was something I can never forget. I’ve learnt the ropes of filmmaking before entering the industry. But as someone who is two or three films old, it would be too early for me to start producing and directing,” he reasons. “So, maybe someone else will have to step into those jobs. But I’d definitely like to write the script myself. And the film will have to be on floors really soon, maybe in a year, because if I hold on to it any longer, the basic idea will become stale.”
As of now, the actor is busy promoting his second movie with the YRF banner that launched him last year with Band Baaja Baraat. When asked if he’d do a third and fourth movie with the production company, Ranveer says, “I will do another movie for sure with the banner. They haven’t spoken to me about anything as yet. I don’t know if it will be with Anushka (Sharma) and director Maneesh (Sharma), but it’ll be great to complete a hat trick with them.”