In a recent interview with the Hindustan Times, Ranveer Singh opened up about a lot of things in his life. Now we are aware that he doesn’t have anything to promote at this point, so was the journalist. Instead of interviewing other stars, whose films were releasing, the journalist decided to interview Ranveer. Like always, Ranveer never holds back when he speaks even when it comes to praises for his other stars. Check out what he has to say.
Ranveer Singh on his media image
I was never hungry for this kind of attention, it was the love of performing that got me interested in acting. Now I go to a college with thousands of students screaming my name and waving at me, clicking selfies and that’s what being famous is all about.
Ranveer Singh on Hindi Films
I just thought that Hindi films were damn cool, and wanted to be part of them.
Ranveer Singh on technology in India
Technology has made it so much more difficult to be a movie star in India. Everyone has a mobile phone with a camera; every phone can record video. You have to be prepared to be captured. It’s very easy to be misconstrued and presented in ways that you wouldn’t prefer. If I take a selfie with bags under my eyes, it becomes a hashtag. After becoming famous, I’ve realised how overrated fame is. It gets in the way of normal life.
Ranveer Singh on his father
My father pulls me up, and rightly so. The main struggle between my father and I is that he thinks I’m too impulsive. He wants me to consider every aspect of a situation and make an informed decision.
Ranveer Singh on his character
Being wary or calculated is just not who I am as a person. It’s not in my constitution. I hope I trust my instincts more than my impulses.
Ranveer Singh on what he likes to do in his free time
Catching up on sleep, exercising, watching movies, and most importantly, gaming. My two best friends and I play FIFA rough, it becomes pretty heated and intense, and there’s lots of gaali-galoch.
Ranveer Singh on his ‘Band Baaja Baaraat’ performance
It’s still the performance I enjoy watching the most
Ranveer Singh on how he chooses his roles
Engaging script and good role. The world that the film is set in matters to me. Going to the same type of sets, saying the same type of lines pakaos me. When the first reading or the narration changes something in me on an emotional level, I realise I’ve got something good to work with. I am not an over-thinker; I won’t read it twice or ask for more narrations.
Ranveer Singh on debuting in Bollywood
I debuted in Bollywood without inhibitions, and I don’t want to develop any fears now. Nothing is more detrimental to an actor than the lack of total surrender.
Ranveer Singh on his roles being offered to Ranbir Kapoor, Hrithik Roshan, Ajay Devgn and Salman Khan
The journey of the material is of no consequence. I’m a strong believer of the ‘now’. I have to make my decisions irrespective of these things; otherwise I will end up making corrupt decisions. I give the material the respect that it deserves.
Ranveer Singh on watching Baahubali
Yaar, I just watched Baahubali. And I flipped. Flipped matlab I went mad! I watched it in a multiplex and I was behaving as if I was in a single-screen theatre. I was clapping, shouting, standing up and howling. I went mad over that film.
Ranveer Singh on being himself
I never want to lose the ability to sit in a dark theatre, surrounded by people, eating popcorn and watching an amazing film. I’m the best viewer a film can get. I think everybody should call me for their trial shows because I like all kinds of movies. I will find some amount of credibility in everything. I will laugh out loud and I will cry.
Ranveer Singh on what he learnt from Deepika Padukone
The most important thing I’ve learnt from her is her ability to stay solidly grounded. That’s an invaluable lesson and a necessary reminder [of reality].
Ranveer Singh on maintaining humility
Before starting Dil Dhadakne Do, I made a mental note to be the best co-star to Anushka Sharma. I decided I’d make it a breeze for her to work with me; compensate for all the stress I caused while shooting for Band Baaja Baaraat.
Ranveer Singh on some other acting issues
I have a huge problem with my line-of-sight while doing a serious scene. I just cannot have a crew-member lurking. And it bothers me when a director scolds me. Mr Bhansali is generous with his praise but equally blunt when he’s dissatisfied. He’s told me ‘you’re boring the sh*t out of me,’ in so many words.
Ranveer Singh on Deepika Padukone in Piku
She was so transparent in the movie. It’s the highest achievement for any actor to bare their soul in front of the camera. Piku could have come off very annoying; Deepika made her endearing
Ranveer Singh on Richa Chadda in Masaan
She was unbelievable in Masaan. Actually that cast was phenomenal. I know Richa since we were both acting students; we did theatre classes together. She’s a great actress and was very impressive in Masaan.
Ranveer Singh on Karan Johar in Bombay Velvet
For a first-time performer, he was so natural in the movie. Karan was superb in Bombay Velvet. I was shocked by how good he was.