The trailer of 'Gunday' has got a fantastic response. Both our B-Town boys - Arjun Kapoor and Ranveer Singh - have been appreciated for their bold and brazen acting as Bala and Bikram (film's characters) respectively. But did you know both the actors wanted to interchange roles...?
Story goes that the director, Ali Abbas Zafar gave the duo Ranveer and Arjun a joint narration for the film without divulging the characters they would be essaying. On their own accord they two preferred to play each other's role. Arjun connected to the character of Bikram where as Ranveer was thrilled to hear the story from Bala's point of view. Ranveer connected with Bala's character who is more flamboyant, boisterous and outspoken - much like Ranveer himself in real life. Whereas Bikram's character is slightly held back - he is in a sense like the angry young man.
When Ali Abbas revealed that he would like them to play the respective roles... Ranveer tried to reason with him that Bala is more him and the audiences have seen and loved him like that. However Ali was sure he saw Bikram in Ranveer and vice versa. He convinced the duo to give it a shot and after a little conversation the two gave in to their director's vision.
Confirming this Ali Abbas Zafar said, "It was obvious that both Ranveer and Arjun would want choose to do roles that were closest to their own personalities. We had to convince them to do the opposite role."
Ranveer and Arjun are both fantastic actors and have delivered to the gallery in 'Gunday'. Everyone during shooting or who have seen portions of the film during editing cannot imagine the duo otherwise.