The video of Lootera’s making encloses an interesting piece of information shared by director Vikramaditya Motwane: the film was earlier to be shot with John Abraham and Vidya Balan in lead roles! However, that did not happen at that point of time (2005, to be precise), when they got the script registered.
So how did director Vikramaditya Motwane choose who would be cast in the lead roles, once he decided to bring the film to the big screen? “I think I met Ranveer at backstage of Filmfare Awards and we really hit it off and I just felt that it was interesting to pitch this story to him because this is something he has never done before,” says the director.
Ranveer Singh adds: “I have never played a character like this ever since I started acting! All my choices, even when I was studying acting, were always these animated, careless, vivacious characters.”
Not only Ranveer Singh, even Sonakshi Sinha believes acting in Lootera wasn’t a cakewalk. She says: “It’s my most difficult role to date.... It has got a lot of scope for me to perform.”
Though Lootera is an intense timeless love story, going by the making, seems like the lively Ranveer Singh nevertheless managed to have a merry time on the sets.
Three cheers for Ranveer Singh’s cheers at the end of the video! Catch it below.