Sushant-Ranveer rivalry re-ignited?

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The lovefest played out on social media between Shekhar Kapur and Ranveer Singh, combined with a tantalizing hint that they will work together very soon, is not at all music to Sushant Singh Rajput’s ears. Apparently, the actor is furious that after losing out on 12 big films, waiting for Shekhar to begin Paani with him, the filmmaker is now showing interest elsewhere. As it becomes apparent that it will be Ranveer who will finally bag this long-awaited project, Sushant is naturally feeling the hurt, given that he has long stood by Shekhar. But his loyalty didn’t pay off and that is a difficult reality to swallow.

We have been witness to the affection flying thick and fast between Shekhar and Ranveer. After the famed filmmaker took to a social networking site to congratulate Ranveer for his look, displaying his admiration with a single “Wow!”, Ranveer responded by thanking the director very warmly. “I love you, sir. Thank you. Listening to the Bandit Queen soundtrack (since the) past few days and missing you loads.” It’s our time to say “Wow!” Shekhar replied with gusto, “You too, soon soon will do a movie together. I know SLB will have created brilliant massive spectacle. All my best @RanveerOfficial #Padmavati.”

Paani has had a rocky journey so far. It was supposed to start with Hrithik Roshan before he was replaced by Vivek Oberoi. When news came in of YRF co-producing the film, Sushant Singh Rajput was touted as the lead. However, progress trickled to a halt thereafter. All eyes are peeled to see if Shekhar does manage to revive the film and with hot-property Ranveer in the lead. This move, should it happen, would only cement the rivalry between Ranveer and Sushant.

It’s no secret that in the past Sushant has felt betrayed when he was ostensibly replaced by Ranveer in Aditya Chopra’s Befikre. A repeat of that painful chapter will not help matters at all!

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