/Wish to be recognised as a versatile actor: Ranveer Singh

Wish to be recognised as a versatile actor: Ranveer Singh

Ranveer Singh has wowed everyone with his exceptional acting and become one of the most loved actors of our generation…

In just 8 years, the actor has delivered cult hits and has stamped his presence as one of the best actors of India. Ranveer’s work that catapulted him to huge acclaim are Band Baaja Baarat, Ram Leela, Bajirao Mastani, Padmaavat, Gully Boy, among others and 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.

The superstar says that he has constantly worked to become better at his craft. He says the tag of being the most versatile actor of the country is a huge motivation for him. “I attach value to characterisation. I’ve strived to be recognised as a versatile performer from the beginning. I have played a variety of characters and emotional beats, and recognition is coming my way now more than ever before. Fans have been able to see diverse characters such as Alauddin Khilji (Padmaavat), Sangram ‘Simmba’ Bhalerao (Simmba) and Murad (Gully Boy), all in a span of 14 months. I hope to continue this way,” he says.

Ranveer says he first wants to be remembered as the best performer because he feels stardom is only a result of that. “For as long as I can remember, I wanted to be a performer, and today, stardom is its by-product. When youngsters seek my advice, the first question I ask them is, ‘Are you passionate about acting?’ or ‘Are you lured by the glitz of stardom?’ Stardom to me is empowering. You have the ability to spread smiles and cheer. It goes without saying, it comes with a certain amount of responsibility. There are negatives too, but the upside compensates, and you learn to take it in your stride,” he says.

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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.