Ranveer Singh’s upcoming comedy-drama Yash Raj Films’ Jayeshbhai Jordaar will highlight the story of a young Jayeshbhai, the son of a political leader standing up for his family and unborn child against the patriarchy. The cast comprises Boman Irani, Ratna Pathak Shah, Shalini Pandey, and Jia Vaidya. Ranveer shared his thoughts about how each of these actors graced the movie with their incredible acting skills.
Speaking about Boman Irani, Ranveer Singh said, “Boman Sir is somebody whose craft I have admired for a very long time. He has created some of the most memorable characters in Hindi cinema. He is one of a kind, absolutely inimitable and irreplaceable. I feel like he elevates any film that he is a part of. I have had extended interactions with him off camera, and his personality, his world view, his philosophies. I’ve been deeply engaged with him off camera and he is like a guru to me. Performing scenes with him, it really goes in the highlight reel of my career, just to be sharing screen space with a legendary actor like him. ”
Ranveer then went on to talk about veteran actress Ratna Pathak Shah, “This is the first time I am working with Ratna ma’am. Ratna ma’am’s kids used to be in my school. She used to always be around during dramatics and annual day. Again, an artiste whom I admire so much. I’ve seen her perform live on stage, I’ve seen her perform on television, in films. She’s such an accomplished artist with such a vast body of work, a real master of her craft. I always knew it when I saw it but to experience it first hand on set, was really something else. ”
Talking about Shalini’s acting skills, who plays his wife, Ranveer says, “Shalini is somebody who everybody knows, her performance and what she was able to do in Arjun Reddy. Her performance was so lauded. In Jayesh Bhai she will be opening up another facet of her personality. The graph of her character was actually the most difficult to execute and I’ve seen the amount of passion, sincerity and effort that she’s put in, and in close tandem with Divyang, to deliver her absolute best. I am confident that she will shine on screen. She’s also somebody who I have an immense amount of affection for. ”
Ranveer Singh then spoke about Jia Vaidya, who plays his daughter in the movie, he said, “Jia is an absolute prodigy. When Divyang told me the script, I told him that the character of Siddhi that he has written is such a great character, like a wild one. The challenge was to cast somebody who could justify such a beautifully written character. We always knew that the onus would be on the casting director, to find somebody who could do justice to such a wonderfully written part. And we found Jia who is an absolute prodigy. ”
Jayeshbhai Jordaar, directed by Divyang Thakkar will be released theatrically on the 13th of May 2022. The movie is a hilarious satire on society. This movie also marks Shalini Pandey’s Bollywood debut. She made her mark with the Telugu movie, Arjun Reddy.