Ranveer Singh plays a new kind of hero in Jayeshbhai Jordaar

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Ranveer Singh was laughing and crying during the narration of Jayeshbhai Jordaar. Photo: Yash Raj Films

Ranveer Singh is starring in and as Yash Raj Films’ Jayeshbhai Jordaar, produced by Maneesh Sharma, a big-screen entertainer. The film is releasing on May 13 and Ranveer is eager for pan-Indian audiences, across age-groups, to see this film because he feels Jayeshbhai Jordaar will touch the hearts of everyone with its inspiring story.

YRF had dropped an innovative date announcement video earlier, in which Ranveer had stressed on the point that he is delighted that a new kind of never-seen-before hero will emerge on the big screen.

Describing what people can expect of Jayeshbhai, the character, he says, “Jayesh is not your typical larger-than-life hero, but what he does in the course of the story is heroic. And that is something I was attracted to, as what he pulls off is remarkable and truly super. He is a superhero of a very unconventional type.”

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Ranveer is all praise for director Divyang Thakkar, who he feels has made one of the most endearing films in recent Indian cinema. Ranveer says, “My mentor Adi Chopra called me one day and said, ‘I have found a miracle script and I would like for you to hear it,’ and I went for the narration. Divyang, who has never directed anything before, gave me a narration in which I was laughing through my tears and guffawing at the same time. A tissue-box kept on the table got over by the end of the narration. I was both entertained and moved.”

He goes on, “I agreed then and there to be a part of this film. The heart of this film is the writer-director Divyang Thakkar, and he is a bundle of pure love and joy. The goodness of his heart, the kind, humble and loving soul that he is, reflects in his work, his writing and in my character.”

Ranveer is a shape-shifter, a chameleon who transforms on screen every time and he again went through a metamorphosis to become Jayeshbhai. He says, “Jayesh is a character that I have never attempted before, and so it was something completely fresh and new for me to embody. This was a very exciting prospect for me. I had to really create something because this type of characterization and these types of emotional beats are something I have not played before. I saw the prospect of creating something unique and original, and as a performer, it’s been a very fulfilling process.”

He adds, “I really make it a point to continue the pattern of surprising the audience and Jayeshbhai offered me the opportunity to do something that I have never done before. After my portrayal of Kapil Dev, I think here is something that’s vastly and starkly different on offer from me and I was happy that this opportunity came along. I have always hoped, prayed and wished that I don’t repeat myself, that my characters are vastly different from one another, that my repertoire is diverse. And this offered me an opportunity to explore a new dimension in terms of performance and craft.”

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