It does nothing for me if there is no high risk involved: Ranveer Singh on taking up challenging roles
"Films that can make you laugh, cry and entertain you forever and forever those are the films that I aspire to be a part of. I am an actor first before being a star", Ranveer Singh said
‘For me, it’s important to do characters that have an ever-lasting memory’ : superstar Ranveer Singh on what drives him to portray characters that have etched their place in the history of Indian cinema.
Superstar Ranveer Singh is a phenomenon in the Indian film industry. With 83, he is being called one of the finest actors ever in the Hindi film industry and his performance exudes versatility, massive risk-taking attitude and tremendous range that sets him apart from the rest. From Band Baaja Baarat to Ram Leela, from Bajirao Mastani to Alauddin Khilji in Padmaavat, from Simmba to Gully Boy and now 83, in which he dissolves on screen to become the Indian cricketing legend Kapil Dev, Ranveer has wowed everyone with his shape-shifting, chameleon-like artistry film after film.
Ask him what drives him to portray characters that have constantly etched their place in the history of Indian cinema, Ranveer says, “I have taken some really big risks. It does nothing for me if there is no high risk involved. Higher the risk, higher the pay-off. I am like a free flowing spirit. I don’t wish to be defined because I feel putting a person in a box is limiting. I am consciously and subconsciously shaping my filmography. And I am going to do more of this because there is no other way. I am really hoping that the filmmakers continue to give me such roles where I can really do something.”
The superstar adds, “Today, its been 20 years plus for a movie like Lagaan but I remember Lagaan. I remember the film, the characters. So, for me, it’s important to do characters that have an ever lasting memory and that continue to give joy to people over generations like my favourite film. Life is Beautiful that I can watch 'n' number of times, it still touches my heart. Films that can make you laugh, cry and entertain you forever and forever those are the films that I aspire to be a part of. I am an actor first before being a star.”
Ranveer will be next seen in YRF’s Jayeshbhai Jordaar, Shankar’s remake of his blockbuster Anniyan, Rohit Shetty’s Cirkus and Karan Johar’s Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani.