Mumbai: Ranveer Singh, who was the first choice to play the wild and extreme KC in Bijoy Nambiar's Shaitan, refused the movie on sexually explicit scenes.

The Band Baaja Baraat actor opted out due to the boldness of the character and only then did Gulshan Devaiah stepped in.

 A source in the film crew reveals, "Ranveer was like any other struggling actor at that time. He hadn't signed Band Baaja Baraat then.

He was one of the first guys auditioned and selected for the role. Bejoy immediately decided to cast him. He loved the energy and spontaneity Ranveer brought in front of the camera."

“Ranveer loved the part and agreed to do it initially. However, he chickened out later on as his character which was supposed to be introduced in the movie in a sexually explicit scene.The actor told Nambiar he wouldn't be comfortable debuting with such a bold scene”.

 “His family also had their reservations against the role," the source adds. The scene was later changed and the film's salaciousness was toned down a bit.

The source further stated that, "Though it was a risky call but I am glad that Ranveer took it because it worked in his favour.

 Everyone has his or her own dos and don'ts. Ranveer comes from a conservative family. Moreover, he wanted to do a solo hero film. He then waited for the right film to come his way and made a great start with Band Baaja Baraat."

Ranveer Singh and Bijoy remained unavailable for comment.


Courtesy - Mid-Day