Priyanka Chopra to play Ranveer's sister in Zoya's next

Priyanka Chopra is ready to act elder sister to Ranveer Singh for the upcoming project of Zoya Akhtar. Priyaka Chopra happens to be Ranveer’s co-star in the movie “Gundey”. So it is going to be an interesting shift for Priyanka from being a lover in “Gundey” to a sister in this movie of Zoya.

Earlier Kareena was chosen for this role but she opted out as she was skeptical regarding playing elder sister to Ranveer. Well for Ranveer, this is the second time that Kareena has ditched him. According to sources, for the movie “Ram Leela”, Ranveer and Kareena were chosen but Kareena dropped the movie and it went to Deepika Padukone.

Well, Zoya initially thought of casting real life cousins as on screen brother and sister. For this very reason, she approached Ranbir Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor who are cousins in real life. Kareena was quite excited about this offer but she dropped this movie after brother Ranbir did not give green signals to Zoya for this movie. A source said, “When Zoya began writing the script, she thought of getting Kareena and Ranbir together. Kareena was extremely excited to play Ranbir’s screen sister. But with Ranveer stepping in, she is now having second thoughts.” Kareena did not want to play sister to Ranveer. Thus the offer landed to Priyanka Chopra and Ranveer Singh.

“Gundey” is slated for its release on next Vaentine’s Day, 14th Feb, 2014. Apart from Priyanka and Ranveer, Arjun Kapoor also plays the lead. The movie is about two goons, which is played by Ranveer and Arjun. Priyanka plays a Bengali girl who takes the two goons for a ride. The story is of 70’s Calcutta, now Kolkata. The movie is majorly shot in Kolkata. It is directed by Ali Abbas Zafar and is produced by Aditya Chopra.

Ranveer is busy these days with the promotions of “Lootera”. For this movie, he attended workshops to learn more about emoting through eyes as his role was quite intense in this movie and the character demanded so. His other movies in the pipeline are “Ram Leela” and “Kill Dil”. “Kil Dil” and “Gundey” are scheduled for 2014 release.

Priyanka Chopra has movies like “Shootout At Wadala”, “Zanjeer”, “Planes”, “Krrish 3”, “Mary Kom”and “Milan Talkies” in her Kitty. The latter two are scheduled for 2014 release whereas others will be released this year itself.