We have been saying how now that ‘Tamasha’ promotions are over, it’s time for ‘Bajirao Mastani’ promotions. But unlike ‘Tamasha’ promotions, ‘Bajirao Mastani’ promotions are going to be way better because with Ranveer Singh, there’s no line not to cross and it also helps that he doesn’t give out WTF statements or say things that make us go, “WTF”. In this interview, Ranveer talks about what he went through while shooting ‘Bajirao Mastani’. He also talks about his high energy level, why he’s happy all the time, meeting Akshay Kumar and lots more.
Ranveer Singh on his inexhaustible energy
My work gives me the ultimate high. Being an actor is my biggest high, every hit film is a bonus. I have grown as an artiste and as a person, and I know I didn’t half-ass anything.
Ranveer when he met Akshay Kumar
Sometime ago, I met my screen idol Akshay Kumar at a party, he gave me a big hug and asked, ‘Ek baat bata…tu itna khush kaise rehta hai?’ I told him it’s the same reason why he’s always so happy. We both do what we love doing. I wanted to be an actor all my life
Ranveer on his drinking habits
I drink rarely. But when I drink, I drink really hard and get really high.
Ranveer on female attention
I enjoy female attention. I’ve always had a fat complex, because I was fat till the age of 14. Once a fat kid, always a fat kid. So when I started getting female attention during the puppy romance age, I obviously enjoyed it.
Ranveer on women throwing themselves at him
I always thought that ‘women throwing themselves at you’ was a figure of speech, until it actually happened to me. I have experienced them physically jump on me, it is embarrassing! I guess that’s because I am an actor and it’s just their love and adulation.
Ranveer on his onscreen chemistry with Deepika Padukone
Deepika and I still make a hotter pair. In my films with Deepika, the chemistry is sensuous and intense.
Ranveer on Ranbir Kapoor‘s chemistry with Deepika onscreen
Deepika and Ranbir do films where their chemistry is cute and friendly.
Ranveer on his relationship with Deepika
It’s hard for me to articulate the feeling. It’s an inexplicable divine connection. Let’s put it that way.
Ranveer on how far he is willing to go for love
I am passionate, I love strongly, get attached easily and express freely. I am an ‘all in’ kind of guy. It’s all or nothing for me. I am very extreme, which goes for all my choices. If I am switched on, I am all there.
Ranveer on whether he’s a loyalist
I am a die-hard loyalist. For me, few things like loyalty and principles constitute one’s entire being.
Ranveer on marriage in real life
I have realised that family is the most important thing. I want to have a family and raise my own kids. But I am not ready for marriage yet, as I need to sort a few things out. Personally, I need to work on a few aspects; like taking a keen interest in finances and running the household. I also need to work on some aspects of myself before I take the plunge.
Ranveer on protecting his family
I try to protect my parents from the public eye. I don’t want people to recognise my family. This circle is my small world that reminds me who I am and where I have come from.