Bollywood’s Baba Ranveer Singh is all set to rock the silver screen soon, this time as the Peshwa ruler Bajirao. While, you wait eagerly to see him in this historical fiction, here we share lesser known and interesting facts about him.
Ranveer Once Thought of Changing His Name as it Sounded Similar to Ranbir
Ranveer Singh’s full name is Ranveer Singh Bhavnani. However, he decided to drop his surname “Bhavnani” because he thought the whole thing ‘Ranveer Singh Bhavnani’ is not just too long but also unmemorable. Next, when he started out as an actor, he even thought of changing his name ‘Ranveer’ as it sounds similar to ‘Ranbir’.
Ranveer Singh Started His Career as a Copywriter
Straight out of college, Ranveer Singh unlike other actors was not into modeling. His first job was that of a copywriter with the renowned advertising agency – O&M.
Ranveer Didn’t Do Any Ads or Music Videos before Starting his Career in Bollywood
This is what he said in an interview-
“My ambition was always to bag a lead role in a film and hence I refrained from doing any ads, TV serials, music videos as I felt that a fresh face always works much better. It was a gamble and I took that gamble telling myself that I will give it my all to bag a lead role.”
Ranveer Rejected 3 Movies before Making a Debut in Band Baaja Baarat
There were rumors that Ranveer’s debut movie Band Baaja Baaraat was funded by his businessman-father which Ranveer denied. Interestingly, Ranveer had rejected 3 Movies before making his Debut in Band Baaja Baarat.
Ranveer Singh is Sonam Kapoor’s Cousin
Okay, this we did tell you when we talked about lesser known facts about Sonam Kapoor that Ranveer Singh is Sonam’s cousin from the maternal side.
Ranveer Singh Has a Collection of X-Rated Magazines
Whenever he visits any country, he ensures that he picks up their popular X-rated magazines. Yes, he has a thing for those magazines.
Besides Acting, Ranveer Singh is also a Pro at Rapping
Remember the ‘Do the Rex’ rap? Well, it was done by Ranveer. He also did a rap for Ching’s Secret Ad. Interestingly, Ranveer Singh also rapped few lines in his film Ladies Vs Ricky Behl, post which we saw him rapping even during his public appearances.
Ranveer Singh and Ahana Deol were College Sweethearts
When in college, Ranveer and Ahana were lovebirds. It was a puppy love without continued throughout the college life until they decided to mutually end it. Later, after entering Bollywood he was linked with Anushka Sharma and Ahana started seeing Aditya Roy Kapur. Ranveer and Ahana are still good friends. He even attended her wedding with rumored gf Deepika Padukone.
Ranveer was the first choice for Anurag Kashyap’s Bombay Velvet.
Good for Ranveer that Bombay Velvet’s dates clashed with Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-leela, but the truth is it was Ranveer Singh and not Ranbir who was the original choice for the role of Johnny in Anurag Kashyap’s Bombay Velvet.
Ranveer Is a Mama’s Boy
Not just Ranbir Kapoor, even Ranveer is a Mama’s boy. Interestingly, he considers his sister as his second mother.