Bombay Velvet director Anurag Kashyap mentioned that when Ranveer Singh was a newcomer in the industry, people were not accepting him, but now he is working with them.
On Karan Johar’s show Koffee With Karan 7, Ranveer Singh explained how he was rejected in Bombay Velvet because his market value wasn’t high enough and he couldn’t make money like Ranbir Kapoor. Anurag Kashyap, the director, spoke about Ranveer not being accepted by the industry at that time, and how he still works with them to this day. Anurag quoted to Pinkvilla as saying Ranveer only said this much – ‘After a long time, I’ve said yes to something that wasn’t that and walked away.’ When asked what his comeback project was, he revealed ‘that he wasn’t able to generate the kind of money they want and they removed him.’ He said that when he makes the same type of movies with the same kind of people, it doesn’t feel right.
When Ranveer revealed that he was replaced with Ranbir Kapoor in Bombay Velvet, Karan Johar received backlash for nepotism and promoting star kids in the industry. But talent does make its way and the classic example is Ranveer and Deepika Padukone. In an interview, Ranveer and Alia Bhatt were asked whether they had ever been rejected for a role, to which Gangubai Kathiawadi actress replied that she was never rejected, and Ranveer explained his frustration, saying, I was not rejected, K (Karan Johar). I was sacked rudely because, at the time, I couldn’t find enough justification to fit my budget. I wasn’t popular enough. Though things were different, now things have changed.
He is right now one of the most successful actors and he has a market value as high as Ranbir Kapoor on his own. He will next be seen in Rohit Shetty’s Cirkus, which will be released this Christmas. Alia is playing the female lead in this film as well, titled Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani and is directed by Karan Johar.