A few days ago we reported that Ranbir Kapoor has been roped in by Karan Johar to play the lead role of the Hindu god Shiva in the film adaptation of the popular novel The Immortals of Meluha. But now, Ranbir has squashed that saying he is not playing that role. It was rumored that the film maker Karan Johar and director Ayan Mukerji had chosen Ranbir Kapoor to play the role.
“Yes, I read it in the newspapers that it is ‘The Immortals of Meluha‘, but that is not true. It is completely untrue,” Ranbir said in an interview. “I also read in the newspapers that we are doing that (film on ‘The Immortals of Meluha’) but we are not doing that,” he added.
Reportedly, Karan Johar had bought the rights of The Immortals of Meluha from the writer Amish Tripathi. The movie which will go on floors next year is supposed to be directed by Ayan Mukerji.
About that, the 31 year old Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani star said, “Ayan is still writing his film. The idea is to make a superhero film but I guess the script is not ready and I am not in a position to say anything.”
Meanwhile, Ranbir Kapoor is gearing up for his film Besharam which is going to be released on 2nd October.