The Shah Rukh Khan-Katrina Kaif starrer Zero which is witnessing a steady downfall at the box office since its opening week, was initially supposed to star Ranveer Singh in the lead role. Apparently, Ranveer, was the first choice for the role of the dwarf Bauua Singh in Aanand L. Rai’s Zero.
In fact, the discussions were already done and Ranveer was all set to start shooting, when Shah Rukh not only showed interest in the role, but also offered to step in as producer.
“The cast was changed overnight and Ranveer found himself out of Zero, making way for Shah Rukh. Now that Zero is showing every sign of being a box-office disaster Ranveer must be having the last laugh,” says a source in the know.
This is not the first film where Ranveer has been unceremoniously replaced for a bigger star. In 2015, Ranveer was all set to play the lead in Anurag Kashyap’s Bombay Velvet when Ranbir Kapoor showed a keen interest in the film. Kashyap changed the cast without even informing Ranveer. But destiny had different plans for Ranveer all along....