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Ranveer Singh’s inspiring story of self-belief

The Band Baaja Baarat actor talks about braving several odds in his journey towards superstardom…

Ranveer Singh’s rise to superstardom is actually a phenomenal story of self-belief. In just 8 years, the hugely talented actor has delivered cult hits and has stamped his presence as one of the best actors of India.

Some of Ranveer’s best films that have been instrumental in catapulting him to huge acclaim include Band Baaja Baarat, Ram Leela, Bajirao Mastani, Padmaavat, Gully Boy, among others. In addition, he has the biggest line up of movies in 2020. From Kabir Khan’s 83 to Yash Raj Films’ Jayeshbhai Jordaar to Karan Johar’s Takht, the actor is at the peak of his game today. He, however, cherishes the time when he was an outsider in Bollywood struggling to get his first break as an actor.

“Those years have given me some of the fondest memories of my life. Things are flying at the moment, but I will always remember the time when there was none of it; when I used to be staring at the bottom of the barrel not knowing whether that phone is ever going to ring, or if I will ever get a break. Those were very difficult times. Through the harsh lessons, disappointments, humiliation, rejection, one has to find something within him that keeps him going,” says Ranveer.

He adds, “For me, they were two things. One, I was passionate about acting and wasn’t pursuing it for money or fame. Two, self-belief; I had to keep telling myself, ‘You’re good, you have to believe so because if you’re good and persistent, something will happen.’ I believed in myself every single day and I continue doing so even now. Today, I value every opportunity.”

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Srivathsan Nadadhur is an engineer-turned-journalist who has contributed reports for leading media publications like The Hindu, Times of India, Deccan Chronicle, The News Minute and Deccan Herald. He primarily writes on entertainment, art, culture and technology. When he's not working, he can be spotted at a movie premiere, reading a novel or writing poems.