Now that ‘Tamasha’ has been released, you can expect to see more an more of Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone everywhere. With their film releasing for Christmas this year, the rounds of interviews have already begun. In an interview with Mid Day newspaper, Ranveer Singh talked about his preparation for ‘Bajirao Mastani’, loosing the people that he loves, his emotionally sad period and many more.
Ranveer Singh on preparing for ‘Bajirao Mastani’
Words can’t express what I gained from the experience. I had only three weeks before the shooting commenced and those had to be intensive. I spent hours to begin my physical transformation, to look like a man with immense strength.
Ranveer on playing Bajirao
Playing Bajirao was emotionally draining because it tapped into certain emotional areas of my life that I didn’t want to revisit and I had to bring out those uncomfortable emotions and splash them out on the screen.
Ranveer on working with Sanjay Leela Bhansali for ‘Bajirao Mastani’
Bhansali sir had given me the freedom to present myself as I wanted to. He told me that he trusted my creative choices and what I brought to the table and he would go with that.
Ranveer on what people should think when watching him in ‘Bajirao Mastani’
I hope with this one people say that they couldn’t see even a trace of my personality in Bajirao.
Ranveer on what he wants to do after Bajirao Mastani’ releases
After this, I want to go away somewhere and take a break. Playing Bajirao was an intense experience. I need to chill for a bit after this.
Ranveer on how he has to maintain his moustache
I take 10 minutes every day. I apply the strongest gel by using a specialised paintbrush and then use a hairdryer.
Ranveer on how he changed while shooting ‘Bajirao Mastani’
Here I prepared myself to be a killer machine and one mishap shattered my shoulder making me stay at home for two months. For me, that was a big blow. I have evolved a bit since doing this movie. I had a hell of an experience after my shoulder was badly injured. I became emotionally stronger, wiser and little more mature after I came out of that. I have grown up a little more.
Ranveer on needing professional help to help him emotionally during the injury phase while shooting for ‘Bajirao Mastani’
I was at home, not being able to even do the basic things, I went into a strange phase. I needed a professional motivational speaker to come and talk to me to get me out of that phase.
Ranveer on the way he is emotionally
Some things will never change. I will always be oversensitive, over attached person. I have had a tough year personally. Lot of my happiness comes from my physicality. The day I feel physically fit is the happiest for me because I feel I can achieve anything.
Ranveer on loosing his best friend and grandfather this year
This year was dismal also because I lost my best friend under very tragic circumstances and then I lost my grandfather who I was very close to.
Ranveer on whether he trusts people less now
I will just say that my circle of friends has become very small over a period of time. I was this friendly person who was close to a lot of people. But gradually the circle became smaller and there are very few people I trust. That includes my team. I want it to be like that because I would rather nurture my substantial relationships than just scatter energy. This is not something I planned. It happened organically and I am okay with that.