In 2014, the Yash Raj Production Gunday became the first time that Ranveer Singh and Ali Abbas Zafar worked together. Since then, the two have had a close relationship. Over the years, there have been many rumours about a potential reunion, including the speculations that Ali would be directing Ranveer in Mr. India and Dhoom 4, but nothing ever materialized. Ali Abbas Zafar discussed the potential reunion with Ranveer in a recent interview.
“I love him as an actor and I am so happy with the success he has achieved throughout his career. I feel that he has a very strong connection with the audience – for all the stuff he does on screen and off the screen. He has great charisma”, he says. The director reveals that he is continuously looking for stories that support their reunion. “I am trying to find a story that gets people excited to see me and him together. It’s not worth coming together till we get that story,” he says with a smile.
Ali says that he continues to discuss many concepts with Ranveer. “I want to do an out-and-out action film with Ranveer in a very cool and young space. I want to do a contemporary action film, similar to the genre that’s being made across the globe. His body and personality are apt for an action star. He has done a lot of action in his career, but I want to explore him in the contemporary space backed with a very strong character and performance. Even action films need a story and a strong performer”.
So, hopefully soon? Let's see, Ali says with a smile. Ranveer Singh is presently working on Cirkus and Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani, both of which will be released this year.