33-year-old actor Ranveer Sigh today spoke about his Bollywood journey and upcoming Rohit Shetty directorial Simmba at an event in Mumbai.
Talking about his journey, Ranveer said, “God has been kind. I have blessings and love of everyone. I couldn’t have asked for more. It keeps me motivated to do more work and better work. I try to be the best actor I could ever be and keep entertaining the public. I feel like that is my true calling in life. To be an entertainer and spread love.”
“I love what I do and I do my best. I have collaborated with some of the finest filmmakers and made some memorable films and experiences. I have evolved over a period of time. As an actor and as a person, I feel blessed today,” he added.
Ranveer Singh might have had a great start in Bollywood, but he had his own challenges. He was taken seriously after he worked in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela. On this he said, “Ram-Leela, you could say was my breakthrough film. The director (Sanjay Leela Bhansali) allowed me the opportunity to showcase my potential and things have been different in the best way possible since then.”
Ranveer is now working on Rohit Shetty’s Simmba, also starting Said Ali Khan and Amrita Singh’s daughter Sara Ali Khan. About the upcoming film, Singh said, “It is my first bona fide ‘in and as’. It is with a director who has such a great, vast and sparkling equity. And he is really not holding back this time, with the way he is mounting the film and everything that he is pumping into the film. It really is my biggest outing and I am doing my best to perform my level best in this film and keeping my fingers crossed. I am excited about it and I hope people watch the film and love it.”
“It has been a mind, soul enhancing experience. Rohit sir is the king of the genre. I am growing as an artiste. It is not easy to be performing, acting in mainstream films as there is comedy, drama, action, etc. It is my biggest film and I am very excited about it. It is going to be a full-on family entertainer and I want to be part of films like this in future,” he added.
On what he loves about Rohit Shetty, he said, “I love him. We’ve shot a month and ‘bohot gehra rishta ho gaya hai humara’. He is an amazing man and an amazing leader. There is so much to learn from him about filmmaking and connecting to a mass audience. His passion and energy is infectious. He is so immersed in the process that you feel compelled to do your best work and that is why he makes the kind of entertainers that he does and his films are successful. Also, he treats his people so well. Most of the people who have worked with him have been working with him for over ten years. For them it is more than just a job. It is true passion to create legacy.”