Mumbai: If you’ve seen them together, the cold vibes shared between the two Yash Raj protégées, Sushant Singh Rajput and Ranveer Singh are there for all to see. Whenever they’ve come face-to-face in public, the two have met each other with distant cordiality. Recently, Sushant had even lashed out at Ranveer’s latest release, 'Befikre', saying that he would never have done the movie, even if it were offered to him. Indeed, the two actors have quite a history.
Sushant, who has been showing exceptional support to Sanjay Leela Bhansali after distasteful attacks on him in Jaipur, had been the director’s first choice for Bajirao Mastani. In fact, SLB, who is currently making 'Padmavati', was very keen on working with Sushant.
The young actor, at that point, was to star in Shekhar Kapoor’s 'Paani'. A source reveals, “Sushant was fully immersed in Paani. He sported a particular look, and was going through intense workshops with Shekhar, and Aditya Chopra, who at that point, was mentoring both Sushant and Ranveer. Sushant expressed his inability to take up Bajirao Mastani, and that’s where Ranveer came in. Eventually, Paani never got made and Sushant lost out on both 'Bajirao Mastani' and 'Paani'.”
Ranveer, on his part, seems to have an incredible knack for being in the right place, at the right time. He was signed on to do Anurag Kashyap’s 'Bombay Velvet'. When Ranbir Kapoor showed interest in the project, Anurag dropped Ranveer without even informing him of the change. That worked out well for Ranveer, and it’s no surprise that the touch of luck has led to the cold vibes with Sushant.