Ranveer Singh is clearly overwhelmed with the success and appreciation of his character Sultan Allaudin Khilji in Padmaavat and post this he has an incredible line up of films. He is currently shooting for Gully Boy starring Alia Bhatt as female protagonist and directed by prolific Zoya Akhtar. After Gully Boy Ranveer will start shooting for Rohit Shetty directorial Simba in which he is playing the role of a notorious cop by the name of Sangram Bhalerao. Simba is the official remake of Telugu film Temper, which stars NTR Jr in the lead role.
Speculations are that Sridevi’s daughter Jhanvi Kapoor will join the film as female protagonist opposite Ranveer Singh. Jhanvi is currently shooting for her first film Dhadak which is a remake of Marathi blockbuster Sairat and also stars Ishaan Khatter. Dhadak is directed by Shashank Khaitan (Badrinath Ki Dulhania) and produced by Karan Johar, it was suppose to be the launch film of Ishaan Khatter as well but he will be seen in Majid Majidi’s Beyond the Clouds before. Dhadak is currently in production and Simba is also produced by Karan Johar.
Considering everything it would not be a surprise if Jhanvi is signed for Simba though the age difference between jhanvi and Ranveer is startling 12 years but that did not stop Shahrukh to work with Anushka Sharma as romantic pair. Release date of Simba was finalized to be Christmas of 2019 but it has a lot of competition hence release might get shifted. Shahrukh khan starrer Zero and Sushant Rajput’s Kedarnath is also suppose to arrive on the same day and if luck has it than Salman might also arrive on the day with Dabangg 3. Shahrukh, Rohit and Karan have been close collaborators over the past two decade hence they might not want to clash with each other and no one would want to stand up against Salman Khan after Tiger Zinda Hai.