Zoya Akhtar is one of the directors who had to face severe backlash for adopting an elitist approach in some of her previous films but with Gully Boy, she completely earned an exceptional achievement. In fact, she was applauded greatly for portraying Dharavi so meticulously through her effective narrative.
Now, according to Pinkvilla sources, Zoya has made up her mind to reunite with two of her closest buddies for her upcoming directorial venture. Ranveer Singh and Katrina Kaif will apparently feature together as romantic leads for the first time in her project.
The narrative will depict a compelling a gangster drama which will be an adaptation of a popular Hollywood blockbuster. A source says, “Zoya has got the rights of Martin Scorsese’s gritty thriller The Departed. The film Zoya is planning will be on the same lines and will explore the gritty world of the underbelly that runs in the country. Although it will be a completely new space for the filmmaker, she is confident about it after pulling off Gully Boy. She has offered Ranveer the part essayed by Leonardo Di Caprio in the original and he’s already said yes to her. Katrina will also be seen in a fantastic action packed role. Although Zoya has the rights, she will only take the basic idea from The Departed but will adapt it to suit the Indian audience.” We reached out to Zoya but she didn’t respond to our messages.
Ranveer and Katrina have already mentioned about sharing screen space together several times but we never got to watch their on-screen magical charm. We will get to witness them in a brief sequence in Rohit Shetty’s Sooryavanshi since they are both part of different franchises of Shetty’s cop world. So, technically, Zoya’s upcoming venture will be their first movie together as an on screen couple.