Inside scoop: Ranbir Kapoor to start training for ‘Love and War’ in August

Despite delays in the Ramayana schedule, Ranbir Kapoor will start training for ‘Love And War’ on time. The filming of Nitesh Tiwari’s Ramayana is continuing well in Mumbai’s Film City, with sets in Josh Maidan and Helipad.

According to a report, the project is embroiled in a legal dispute over intellectual property rights, with Allu Mantena Media Ventures LLP claiming main ownership of Project Ramayana, contradicting Prime Focus Technologies Limited’s claims.


However, the legal matter has not hampered production on the picture, which stars Ranbir Kapoor and Sai Pallavi. According to reports, filming may be taking longer than intended. Nonetheless, this delay is not likely to disrupt the pace for Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Love And War’, which is set to begin filming in November and stars Alia Bhatt and Vicky Kaushal.

According to a source, “Ranbir will continue with the Ramayana shoot and start preparing for ‘Love And War’ in late August or early September. Alia will be busy with YRF’s upcoming spy thriller with Sharvari Wagh, while Ranbir will engage in script readings and discussions with Bhansali ahead of filming. Bhansali plans to begin ‘Love And War’ as Ranbir wraps up the first part of the Ramayana trilogy by November.”

The source added, “‘Love And War’ will start shooting in Mumbai, but the set is still under construction. The film will feature elaborate song sequences, with Bhansali personally involved in the production design discussions. Vicky’s joining date for the shoot is still uncertain.”

Regarding Ramayana, the producers have taken steps to prevent leaks by covering the sets and strengthening security. Despite attempts such as a no-phone policy, some photos of Ranbir and Sai’s appearance were leaked. The set is now enclosed, and security measures have been increased. The film’s working title is ‘God Power’.

In addition to Ramayana and ‘Love And War’, Ranbir has Sandeep Reddy Vanga’s ‘Animal Park’ lined up, pending the completion of Vanga’s ‘Spirit’. There are also unsubstantiated claims that Ranbir may collaborate with Vikrant Massey on Rajkumar Hirani’s next film.