News|December 16, 2011 1:51 am

Ranveer Singh to woo Sonakshi with Dev Anand’s songs

Dev Anand lives again! In the soon-to-start-shooting 60-crore rupees action-adventure caper Lootera Ranveer Singh would be shown to woo Sonakshi Sinha with some of Dev Anand’s choicest numbers including ‘Khoya Khoya Chand’ from Kala Bazar, ‘Tere Mere Sapne’ from Guide and ‘Yeh Dil Na Hota Bechara’  from Jewel Thief , And no cover versions, please.

Source said,

Producer Madhu Mantena who was associated with HMV-Saregama will apply for the rights of number Dev Anand melodies. These, would not be applied to the film in any random fashion. The songs would be filmed keeping the mood and tempo and flavour of the original sequences, and no tampering the core of the compositions or their screen interpretations at all.

Apparently director Vikramaditya Motwane would shoot the songs in black-and-white. Ranveer a huge Dev Anand fan would apparently be shown as a Dev Anand fan in the film, sporting the same hairstyle, clothes, attitude and of course the songs.

Source said,

We’re most certainly going all-out to get the mood right. Beyond that it would be premature to reveal our exact plans. Director Vikramaditya Motwane would be the best person to throw light on how Ranveer’s character will be presented in Lootera.

Ranveer said,

Lootera is the only film that I’ve signed after Ladies vs Ricky Bahl. Of course there’s a huge amount of preparation involved. Though the film is set in Kolkata I don’t play a Bengali.

Ranveer Singh is done with Ricky Bahl. He is now all set to play a swashbuckling hero in the 1950s. And to get out of his Ricky role and step into the vintage mood Ranveer has reportedly asked the makers of Lootera to grant him time to understand the period, and that includes studying the cinema and songs of Dev Anand to be able to play his fan.

Recreating Bengal in the 1950s for Vikramaditya Motwane’s Lootera is proving to be a far more expensive affair than the producers had bargained for.