Sandeep Reddy Vanga became a phenomenon after his debut in the Hindi film industry with Kabir Singh, a remake of his South film Arjun Reddy starring Vijay Deverakonda. After the massive success of Kabir Singh, no one can imagine an actor in Bollywood who would have done a better job than Shahid Kapoor.
Sandeep Reddy in his latest interview, revealed that his first choice was Ranveer Singh, but he backed out. “I was continuously getting calls from Mumbai to do the remake. First, it was pitched to Ranveer Singh.
Kabir Singh is the first 100 crore film of Shahid Kapoor, and before that, he didn’t achieve the box office success that made it a 100 crore club, and this was the concern for Vanga.” Shahid’s track record was a concern; none of his solo films had done Rs 100 crore then; his highest was Rs 65 crore.
They used to say Rs 55 crore, and Rs 65 crore is the kind of business Telugu movies do. ‘Why are you doing it with this guy? If it were Ranveer, the box office would be higher. But I was always sure about Shahid; he’s a fantastic actor.” Right now, Sandeep Reddy Vanga is gearing up for his second film in Bollywood with Ranbir Kapoor, and it’s Animal.
I wanted to do it with him. But finally, he decided he would not do it because it was too dark for him at that time.”