Mumbai: Long before ‘Band Baaja Baarat’ happened to actor Ranveer Singh, the actor was supposed to play one of the lead characters in recently released ‘Shaitan’.
Directed by Bijoy Nambiar, the film was supposed to have Ranveer play an important character. The role eventually went to actor Gulshan Devaiah.
So what went wrong? Apparently the actor was not comfortable shooting bold sex scene which was an important part of the film. Speaking to a daily, an industry insider revealed, "Ranveer was like any other struggling actor at that time. He hadn`t signed BBB then. He was one of the first guys auditioned and selected for the role. Bejoy immediately decided to cast him. He loved the energy and spontaneity RS brought in front of the camera."
However, a sexually explicit scene made Ranveer backtrack. "Ranveer loved the part and agreed to do it. However, he chickened out later on as his character was supposed to be introduced in the movie in a sexually explicit scene. The actor told Nambiar he wouldn`t be comfortable debuting with such a bold scene. His family also had their reservations against the role," the source added.
Eventually the scene was toned down to suit the Indian sensibilities.
The source further added, "Though it was a risky call but I am glad that Ranveer took it because it worked in his favour. Everyone has his or her own dos and don`ts. Ranveer comes from a conservative family. Moreover, he wanted to do a solo hero film. He then waited for the right film to come his way and made a great start with BBB."
When contacted, both Ranveer Singh and Bijoy remained unavailable for comment.