Bollywood heartthrob Ranveer Singh, who made a spectacular debut with Yash Raj Films’ “Band Baaja Baaraat” in 2010, seems to have hit a rough patch in his career. With his recent films “’83”, “Jayeshbhai Jordaar”, and “Cirkus” failing to perform at the box office, Yash Raj Films (YRF) has reportedly decided to take a break from collaborating with the actor, at least for the time being.
According to a source, YRF, headed by Aditya Chopra, is currently focused on their ambitious YRF Spy Universe, which includes blockbusters like “Pathaan” starring Shah Rukh Khan and the upcoming “Tiger 3” with Salman Khan. The source reveals that YRF is investing heavily in these big-budget films and cannot afford any errors in their production and release. As a result, a film with Ranveer Singh is reportedly not on their immediate agenda.
The source further adds that out of the six films that Ranveer has done with YRF, only one film, “Gunday” (2014), was not a flop, and even that was just a semi-hit. Films like “Band Baaja Baaraat”, “Ladies Vs Ricky Bahl”, “Befikre”, “Kill Dil”, and “Jayeshbhai Jordaar” did not perform well at the box office, and YRF’s returns were in the red despite earning from OTT and satellite rights.
Comparing Ranveer Singh’s track record with his contemporaries, the source points out that actors like Ranbir Kapoor, Ajay Devgn, Akshay Kumar, and Shah Rukh Khan have tasted success with recent hits, while Ranveer’s last hit was more than four years ago with “Simmba” (2018) and “Gully Boy” (2019).
It is worth mentioning that Ranveer Singh had also parted ways with YRF Talent Management Agency in November last year after a disagreement over commission percentage from brand endorsements. However, the source clarifies that YRF’s decision to take a break from Ranveer Singh is temporary and that the actor may be considered for future projects if the right script and budget align with the overall commercial prospects of the film.
In conclusion, Ranveer Singh’s recent flops seem to have put a pause on his association with Yash Raj Films, as the production house focuses on their current projects. Fans and industry insiders alike will be eagerly waiting to see how Ranveer’s career shapes up in the coming months and if he can bounce back with a much-awaited hit.