The ever energetic Ranveer Singh is high yet again, this time for proving himself as an actor and shutting his critic completely. Post the success of Bajirao Mastani, he has not only enjoyed fan’s reaction but also earned appreciation from his idols.
Here we share some revelations made by Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh post the success of the historical epic Bajirao Mastani:
“People Underestimated Me as an Actor” ~ Ranveer Singh
Ranveer Singh in an interview with DNA mentioned that a lot of people considered him too young to play the character of Peshwa Bajirao in the film. Post watching his film, a lot of people came to him including Bollywood journos and openly confessed that they underestimated him as an actor.
“After Hrithik saw Bajirao Mastani, he gave me a hug that almost crushed my bones” ~ Ranveer Singh
Ever since he was a kid, Ranveer Singh wanted to be an actor. His idols were Big B, Govinda, Anil Kapoor, Akshay Kumar, the 3 Khans and the newly launched Hrithik Roshan. So, when Hrithik Roshan saw Bajirao and gave him a hug, it meant a lot to him.
“The Best Part Was When Mr. Bachchan Sent me a Bouquet and a Handwriiten Letter” ~ Ranveer Singh
When Big B sent him a handwritten letter and a bouquet to Ranveer Singh, he was on cloud nine to receive such a gesture from his idol. This is what he said,
“The best part was when Mr Bachchan sent me a handwritten letter and a bouquet. It’s more coveted than any award for a young actor like me. It’s my first ‘award’ for Bajirao. He has done it before and every time he has done it, I treasure it so much that I don’t even keep it at home. I frame those letters and they are kept like that in the bank vault with the most precious possessions of the family.”
“Amitabh Bachchan Is My Hero As Soon As I Started Understanding the World Around Me” ~ Ranveer Singh
Ranveer Singh revealed how he always wanted to be like Amitabh Bachchan and used to watch his films with his daadi. Interestingly, her daadi planted the seed in his head by saying when you grow up you have to become someone like Amitabh Bachchan.
“It Took One Meeting with Mr. Bhansali and was in Bajirao Mastani” ~ Ranveer Singh
Ranveer Singh was offered both Bajirao Mastani and Shuddi. However, he chose Bajirao Mastani over Shuddhi because having worked with Mr. Bhansali he knew his ability in extracting performances from his leads. This is how he narrated,
“I know the value of Mr Bhansali and the ability he has in extracting performances. The way he showcases his leads is magical. But what it took was one meeting with Mr Bhansali, which he gave me the one one-liner of four scenes — when he does this and when he does that… that was his narration. I was like ‘I am one’. He said, ‘You know I am going to take your hair off’ and I said, ‘That’s fine’. That was it.”
“Acting is a High For Me”~ Ranveer Singh
Ranveer Singh never imagined that he’ll become a Bollywood star someday (though he always wanted to be one!) because he always thought his chances were faint. So, now that he is getting so much love from the fans as well as media and living his dream, he thinks what Priyanka Chopra once said is absolutely correct, “Tereko woh hai na, dekho-dekho mummy main actor ban gaya” which simply means acting is a high for Ranveer Singh.
“I lost a lot of films, endorsements and TV shows because of Bajirao Mastani” ~ Ranveer Singh
He revealed how because of his shaved head he lost a lot of films, endorsements and even TV shows. However, it was all worth it, he maintains.
“Bajirao Mastani Was Best Thing that Happened to Me in 2015” ~ Ranveer Singh
When asked, “What are the best things that happened to him in 2015?” Ranveer quips,
“The process of shooting Bajirao Mastani, the learning, I signed Aditya Chopra’s Befikre and became the brand ambassador of one of my dream brands. I had a successful release at the middle of the year where my performance was appreciated (Dil Dhadakne Do). People told me it was a completely fresh turn which was what was promised to me by Zoya and she delivered, and people recognised that. Deepika’s first tweet was her reaction — ‘Wow! You can do this also!’ And that was the reaction across the board, so I got a chance to put my versatility on display one more time. My performance got appreciated there and then, the icing on the cake is Bajirao Mastani.”
We just hope the coming year too brings a lot of success for you, Ranveer Singh!