'Mention romance, I will get excited' : Ranveer Singh
After rocking 2013 with Lootera and Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela, Ranveer Singh is all set to start 2014 with Gunday where he stars with Arjun Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra. TWF correspondent Sreya Basu in conversation with the rising star of Bollywood.
Gunday is releasing on Feb 14. Do you think youngsters will enjoy this gundagardi on Valentine's Day, which is the day of love?
It is an action drama. It also has comedy. But above all there is full-on romance in the film. So I am sure it will be a great film to celebrate Valentine's Day with. You won't miss the romance if you take your boyfriend or girlfriend to watch Gunday.
Have you ever done any gundagardi in real life?
As you know, once I did some gundagardi with a mosquito that landed me in hospital with dengue.
You have done some kick-ass stunts in the film. How was the experience?
It was mindblowing. Since childhood, more so, when I dreamt of becoming an actor, I was inclined towards stunts. Now in Gunday there was a team of 200 people ready to help me do those stunts. I remember Arjun (Kapoor) and I were shooting the train sequence in end of May when the temperature was almost 50 degrees. We shot for eight days, running on top of the moving train, yet thoroughly enjoying ourselves. There were all safety measures taken so that we don't get hurt. So, we could just have fun.
It seems your friendship with co-actor Arjun Kapoor has gone beyond your reel life.
Arjun is one of my closed friends. My friendship with Arjun has reached an honest level; it has gone beyond the work we do.
Which actor inspires you?
More than inspirations, there were influences. I grew up watching Hindi films and films in general. I love films. I looked up to actors, idolized them ... the reason I wanted to become and actor, not anywhere else, but mainstream Hindi films.
What are your upcoming projects?
I have just started shooting for Kill Dil. It is a major deal for me to be able to share screen space with one of my childhood idols Govindaji. I have been inspired by him. I loved him as I was growing up. And now, to be able to act with him, it is an indiscribable feeling.
Is it true that you are a flirt?
I get excited at the mention of the word 'romance'. It's a problem since my birth.
You are being romantically linked to your Ram-Leela heroine Deepika Padukone. Would you like to comment on that?
Okay, I think this will be easier to answer - have you ever proposed to a girl in school or college days?
I have been doing this (proposing) since I was in first standard. She used to have a 'Today We Did' diary in which I left a chit - I love you. You love me?
She handed the chit to the principal and in no time I was standing at the principal's office. Then my mother was called, she cried on hearing what I did ... it was a big mess. But then, I don't relent. I have done a lot of proposing.
--IBNS (Posted on 24-01-2014)
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