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Aditya Chopra has only worked with Shah Rukh Khan in his career but the director made an exception for protegee Ranveer Singh. The film is Befikre and Ranveer is over the moon about it. However, the actor doesn’t feel he is encroaching on SRK’s territory.
When asked if he has entered into Shah Rukh Khan’s territory as the latter has starred in all of director Aditya Chopra’s films, Ranveer said, “I don’t think I am entering anyone’s territory. Adi sir wanted to make the film with me and I am involved in the project from its scripting.”
At the launch of Befikre’s song ‘You and I’, the 31-year-old actor said that it is a big deal for him to have done Chopra’s film who has directed three films in his nearly three-decade long career; all starring SRK. “I am glad that my mentor has given me the opportunity to work under his direction. It’s a big deal for me,” added Singh.
Also, Ranveer Singh said he wants to work with talented new-age directors, who will help him improve his acting skills.
“There are a lot of directors I want to work with. I hope I get to work with new directors who have fresh and new perspective and are new age filmmakers,” Ranveer told reporters here at the song launch of Befikre last night.
The 31-year-old actor said after megastar Amitabh Bachchan and superstar Shah Rukh Khan, he is the only actor to be directed by Bhansali and Chopra. “I feel blessed to be directed by both Bhansali sir and Adi this early in my career.”
The Lootera actor said he does not believe in “method acting” but he does know the process of acting and always tries to improve his craft. “I have never said that I am a method actor. I think method as a term is loosely thrown out. Nobody understands method… I knew the process (of acting) but it changes with every film, every role and every scene,” he said.
“Mr. Bhansali broke my idea and notions of acting. He creates and changes things on sets and there was an evolution in me. Adi (Aditya Chopra) is a blend of both (Bhansali and Zoya Akhtar).”
(With inputs from agencies)