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Ranveer Singh is Jayeshbhai Jordaar in Yash Raj Films’ next

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The comedy will be the debut of actor-turned-filmmaker Divyang Thakkar. 

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Ranveer Singh has signed on for yet another film with the Yash Raj Films (YRF) banner. The actor has been roped in to play the titular role in Jayeshbhai Jordaar. The film will mark the debut of actor-turned-filmmaker Divyang Thakkar, and will be produced by Maneesh Sharma for YRF.

As per a press release by the producers, the film is a humorous entertainer set in Gujarat. 

Speaking about the film, Singh said in an official statement, “Jayeshbhai is a film with a big heart. In its concept as well as in its appeal, it encompasses the broadest spectrum of the cinema-loving audience - it’s a film for everyone!”  

The actor calls the film a ‘miracle script’ and is all praise for it. “It is, in fact, a ‘miracle script’ that YRF found for me out of nowhere. The sheer brilliance of the writing compelled me to immediately green-light this film. Both humourous and poignant, Jayeshbhai is right up there with the most solid on-paper material I’ve ever come across,” he added. 

Jayeshbhai Jordaar will be the actor's sixth film with the banner after Band Baaja Baaraat (2010), Ladies vs. Ricky Bahl (2011), Gunday (2014), Kill Dil (2014) and Befikre (2016)

The actor also added that he has been immensely fortunate to have collaborated with some of the finest filmmakers of our country. “It is humbling and gratifying that they believed in my craft and chose me to lead their cinematic vision. All that I have achieved as an actor today is due to these titanic cinematic forces having put their faith in me,” he said. 

He praised the first-time writer and filmmaker Thakkar. “I’m glad that today I find myself in a position where I can recognise exceptional talent and wholeheartedly back the vision of a brilliant new writer-director like Divyang. Jayeshbhai Jordaar will be my next release after '83 (2020),” added Singh. 

Sharma went down memory lane when he and Ranveer made their debut together with YRF with Band Baaja Baaraat. “What makes this a truly thrilling venture is that I see this as Ranveer and I ‘paying it forward’. Almost a decade ago, we started our journey together when YRF placed their faith in us newcomers and today we collaborate with another new talent to offer the audiences a content-driven mass entertainer,” he said. 

Jayeshbhai Jordaar will be going on floors this October.