Ranveer Singh is one of the finest actors we’ve seen. Whether it was his role as Bittoo in Band Baaja Baraat or of a vicious leader in Padmaavat, Ranveer is flawless. With two successful hits last year, the actor gets candid speaks about what made him want to be a hero. In an interview given to DNA, Ranveer revealed, “ what made me want to join the movies was watching films and wanting to be like the stars of that era. Amitabh Bachchan, Govinda, Anil Kapoor, Akshay (Kumar) Sir, Ajay (Devgn) Sir, the Khans, Sanjay Dutt, Hrithik Roshan Sir, these are people who have individually and collectively inspired me to be a Hindi film hero. Plans and ideas formed in my head as a child, but I started out by not wanting to be an actor. I always wanted to be a hero, which I am now.”
Soaring high on the success of Simmba, Bollywood’s Alauddin Khilji opens up about the blockbuster. He adds, “One of my dad’s close friends owns a theatre. When he received standees of Simmba, he called to tell us how surreal it was. They have seen me growing up and suddenly there I was on a standee. For me too, the feeling was one of immense joy. This larger-than-life mounting of a Hindi film hero is something I craved for. Going to watch the movie at single screes with the masses is a different high. I am where I dreamed of being. Simmba was my first movie of this scale and mounting.”
On the work front, Ranveer’s next release, Gully Boy will hit silver screens on February 1 that also stars Alia Bhatt and Kalki Koechlin. On the other hand, Ranveer has begun prepping for Kabir Khan’s 83 where he will be essaying the role of Kapil Dev. With Karan Johar’s Takht in hand, we can’t wait to see more of the actor.