Priyanka Chopra bags Yash Raj film
Ever since it was announced, there has been a lot of excitement about Ali Abbas Zafar’s ‘Gunday’ starring Ranveer Singh and Arjun Kapoor. It was a prestigious project and the announcement of the female lead was being keenly awaited. Most people assumed it would be YRF favourite Katrina Kaif who would be the lucky one but surprisingly it is Priyanka Chopra who has managed to walk away with the role. Priyanka, after signing Apoorva Lakhia’s remake of ‘Zanjeer’ had been busy finishing her prior film commitments and her now popular debut music album. Her absence from the rate race therefore had set tongues wagging. But the actress managed to shut them all up. After the resounding success of ‘Barfi!’ she has been signed to play the lead ‘Gunday’ alongside Ranveer and Arjun. Incidentally, Katrina Kaif had also been sounded off for the role. But since the female lead is rather challenging and performance-based, the makers thought Priyanka would fit the bill better. This will be Priyanka’s second film with YRF after ‘Pyaar Impossible’ in 2010. Also, this will be her first film with Ranveer and Arjun. Apparently the film is set in one of the most turbulent periods in the history of Kolkata, from 1971 to the end of the decade. Ranveer and Arjun will be seen as powerful black marketing mafia. They play Bikram and Bala respectively. The film traces the journey of these two small time wagon breakers and coal thieves who become mafia leaders.