Ranveer Singh to portray Gujarati Businessman in his Next Film

Ranveer Singh and Yash Raj Films are coming together for debutante writer-director Divyang Thakkar's film Jayeshbhai Jordaar. Singh will portray a Gujarati businessman in the witty drama with co-star Shalini Pandey, who starred in Arjun Reddy and is making her big Bollywood debut with YRF. The crew is doing extensive shooting in the heartland of Gujarat.

Singh recently told an interviewer, “As Charlie Chaplin once said, 'To truly laugh, you must be able to take your pain, and play with it!'. Jayeshbhai is an unlikely hero – an ordinary man, who ends up doing something extraordinary when he's hurled into a threatening situation. Jayeshbhai is sensitive and compassionate. He believes in equal rights between men and women in a society that is deeply rooted in patriarchal ideals, practices and doctrines. Jayeshbhai presented an exciting challenge – to deconstruct myself in order to transform into a kind of character I've never inhabited before."

An official release date has not yet been announced, but the film is projected to come out sometime in 2020.