Bhansali Productions made the announcement that Sanjay Leela Bhansali will be directing Love & War, the next big screen film, which will bring him back together with Ranbir Kapoor after a wait of seventeen years. This was one of the most unexpected occurrences. It has been said that Ranbir encountered difficulties with Bhansali’s method of work when working on the sets of Black and Saawariya, the actor’s first feature. As a result of these difficulties, Ranbir did not collaborate with Bhansali in the future. As of right now, he will be the lead actor in Love & War, which will also feature Alia Bhatt and Vicky Kaushal. This shocking turn of events has occurred. At this time, the information concerning his participation has been disclosed, which is an intriguing development.
Love & War: Report, directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, will feature Ranbir Kapoor in the role of a twisted individual with varying degrees of gray.
The film, which was influenced by the film Sangam, which was released in 1964 and starred Raj Kapoor, Vyjayanthimala, and Rajendra Kumar, continues to be considered a cult classic. On the other side, Love & War will present itself as an action-packed love story, and it is anticipated that it will be released by the end of 2024 with a marathon schedule. In this love triangle, it is anticipated that Alia Bhatt and Vicky Kaushal will be partnered opposite each other, while Ranbir will play the role of the grey shades.
According to a claim that was published in Pinkvilla, a source said that “Love & War is the essence of a love triangle with war serving as the backdrop.” Since the beginning of his career, SLB has been a huge fan of Ranbir Kapoor, and his performance in Animal really blew his mind. In spite of the fact that Love & War appears to be a love story with a lot of action, the inter-character dynamic is of critical significance. Despite the fact that Alia and Vicky’s roles each present their own unique set of difficulties in terms of their performances, SLB has, over the course of recent years, been searching for a suitable face to play the role that Ranbir is currently playing.
Based on the story, it was reported that Bhansali discovered this character in Ranbir Kapoor after working on Animal. The presence of someone who is not only a fantastic actor but also a superstar is required because the character in question is a warped version of a grey figure. Heroism is present, but the psychic overtones are hidden deep inside the content of the story. It is a solid subject with strong possibility for performance, and that is what has SLB and Ranbir delighted to reunite after 17 long years,” the source claimed. “It is a solid subject with strong scope for performance.”
At the moment, the movie is in the pre-production stage, and its release is scheduled for the holiday season of 2025. The film is the second film for Ranbir Kapoor and Sanjay Leela Bhansali, following the release of Saawariya. It is also the second film for Alia Bhatt and Bhansali, following the release of Gangubai Kathiawadi. Additionally, it is the second film for both Ranbir and Alia with Vicky, following the films Sanju and Raazi, respectively.
On the professional front, Ranbir Kapoor has also inked a contract to star alongside Sai Pallavi in Nitesh Tiwari’s Ramayana. On the other side, Vicky Kaushal is working on Chhava, Alia Bhatt is putting together Jigra, and Sanjay Leela Bhansali is eagerly anticipating the release of his online series Heeramandi.