"Aditya Chopra wants to immortalise the character"
Aditya Chopra of Yash Raj Films is keen on turning his upcoming production, Jayeshbhai Jordaar, into a comic book series.
The filmmaker feels that the quick-witted character Jayeshbhai Jordaar, who has been played on screen by Ranveer Singh, will connect with audiences worldwide.
Ranveer Singh’s Jayeshbhai Jordaar will have a theatrical release on May 13, 2022.
Post that, Yash Raj Films will kickstart the process of turning the story into a comic book series.
A source close to the development revealed: “Aditya Chopra wants to immortalise the character of Jayeshbhai Jordaar.
“He is super intelligent, quick-witted, an unlikely underdog of a hero that everyone will root for and YRF wants to pre-plan how to build this character for years to come.
“The first thing that they are planning to do is turn Jayeshbhai into a comic book series.
“They feel the character will appeal to a universal set of audience and Adi wants this character to get immensely popular with the kids!”
The source further added: “YRF is punting big with Jayeshbhai Jordaar.
“They know they have a miracle script at hand and they also know that the character played by Ranveer Singh will become the talk of the nation.
“When you have a superstar like Ranveer playing an endearing, relatable hero who will redefine the concept of heroism on screen, it looks like a slam dunk winner for the ages.
“One has to wait for the trailer to understand what is coming their way in the form of this film.”
Jayeshbhai Jordaar is a social comedy-drama written and directed by Divyang Thakkar.
The film is produced by Aditya Chopra and Maneesh Sharma under Yash Raj Films.
Ranveer Singh will be seen playing the role of Jayeshbhai, a Gujarati man who fights patriarchy, while Shalini Pandey will play the female lead in the film.
Boman Irani, Ratna Pathak Shah and Deeksha Joshi will play supporting roles.
Talking about the upcoming film, Ranveer Singh said: “I’ve been immensely fortunate to have collaborated with some of the finest filmmakers in our country.
“It is 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 forces showing their faith in me.
“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.”