Sushant Singh Rajput vs Ranveer Singh, is Bollywood gearing up for another star-war?

Sushant Singh Rajput said he would never do Befikre even if he was offered the role. Was the jibe directed at Ranveer Singh?

Ranveer Singh starrer Befikre which released last year did not do well at the box office as expected. Directed by Aditya Chopra, the film dealt with modern day romance. Now, rumours say that the film was initially offered to Sushant Singh Rajput. Now, the actor has finally broken his silence on the speculations. Refuting the rumours, the actor said that he would not have done the film even if it was offered to him.

In a statement to the media, the MS Dhoni: The Untold Story actor said:

Let me clear it once and for all, I was never offered Befikre. But had I been offered, I wouldn’t have done it. I know it’s easier to decide after the results are out but I have a reason. If the same production is offering me niche films like Byomkesh Bakshy, I would do it. And I would also do a Paani where Shekhar Kapur will be a raising a very important, immediate issue.

Adding further, he said:

If Befikre was representing the new-age youth of India and romance as what it was claiming, it would have been great irrespective of the box-office numbers. But unfortunately, it didn’t do that and hence I would not be interested.

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Interestingly, Sushant appeared in Yash Raj’s Shudh Desi Romance alongside Parineeti Chopra and Befikre actor Vani Kapoor. The film revolved around three youths and their perspectives towards love and marriage. It seems that Sushant is on a high after his biopic on Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni turned out to be a successful one. He will next be seen in Dinesh Vijan’s Raabta opposite Kriti Sanon.

So is he trying to portray himself a bigger star after the success of MS Dhoni? Or trying to kick a star war with Ranveer Singh? Well, what can we say!

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