Exactly. Who thought a year ago that Rani could pull off playing a young, cricket expert, sardar boy so well? And that too opposite Shahid? If Rani can do that, she can do anything. Rani seems to want different roles now, the types she hasn't done before. If this was any other film and Shahid was not involved, I wouldn't mind her playing the wronged wife. She's excellent at those type of roles as well. But we just only got to experience the amazing Shani chemistry with DBH which like you said was a cute, hilarious film. We know Shani rocks with dance, comedy and cute, flirtatious type romance. Now I want the heavy stuff. And I just don't think we'll get that if Rani plays the wife. Her screentime with Shahid will most certainly be powerful in some scenes but it will definitely be less and we won't get any of the passion we want to see and we know Shani are capable of. I just hope that if Bela decides to go with the original script and if Rani plays the wife, that she doesn't think that Shani fans will be happy with an ending where the married couple get back together because that is not satisfying enough. This story seems so intriguing not because of the married couple but because of the angst and forbidden love between the main character and the cousin. Whether they end up together in the end is not even the point. I can live with it if they don't because I'd rather have the love, pain, and heartbreak of a forbidden love than two married people reluctantly settling for each other because of their circumstances (which is basically how the original script ended).
I so agree Resh.
If Rani can pull off the DBH role and that too in front of a younger actor then she can pull off anything.Heck,Black is the biggest example.
I am quite sure if this movie is on the cards then definately Rani would be given the lead.
I am sure Bela is sensible enough to provide Rani a meaty role.I mean come on? Rani's been in the industry for 13 long years,Bela can't accept Rani's fans to see Rani in a small sidey role with no meat.At the first go,Rani would't sign it anyways and even before that I doubt that Bela would even approach her for the sidey role.She's a mainstream actress LOL Not some sidey character
Why she opted for Yuva,VZ and Saawariya because she had a good role in it with a good screen space.People remember her the most in those movies and probably she's been the best performer in those movies.
But I dunt see this wifey role having any meat.So I really don't see how would Bela even cast her as the wifey.