Though actor Ranveer Singh made a strong debut in Bollywood with ‘Band Baaja Baaraat’, his behavior didn’t go down well with many people from the industry, who believed Ranveer Singh to be rude and head strong
But the actor says that his over enthusiasm was misinterpreted for rudeness.
“I am very enthusiastic and excitable. That is the person I am. It's really sad that in the initial stage, my enthusiasm was viewed negatively and misrepresented. You have to watch what you have to say. Yes, my experience has made me cautious, but I am going to retain who I am and I think people will get used to my extra energy and enthusiasm,” said Ranveer Singh to IANS.
“I have got a lot to give and I have got a lot of energy. I hope with time people accept me as who I am,” he added.
The actor believes that you cannot pretend to be someone you are not.
“At some level you have to be who you are and show who you are. If you will try to put a front, it can only be for some time. It becomes very taxing to be someone you are not,” he said.
Even though the actor has been signed for big movies like Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Ram Leela’, Vikramaditya Motwane’s ‘Lootera’ and Ali Abbas Zafar’s ‘Gunday’, Ranveer Singh said that he wasn’t getting complacent.
“I don't want to get relaxed and comfortable. It will some way or the other leads me to be complacent which I don't want,” he said.
“I think with every film you have to do something different. You can't get comfortable or take it easily. You have to keep pushing the envelope and pushing the boundaries,” he added.
Ranveer Singh’s plays three contrasting characters in the three movies and he is glad that the filmmakers recognize his versatility.
“I think filmmakers see me as a versatile actor and I think had a great start, have a great line up of films with me. I am really not insecure,” he said.
Talking about his movie ‘Lootera’, which also stars Sonakshi Sinha, Ranveer Singh said, “In terms of performance, it is not something that people usually expect from me. I am very talkative, bright and chirpy in real life, but this is a part that is completely different from who I am. I surprised myself while playing the character. I hope people also get surprised by my work.”
“I think it is exciting for an audience to see the same actor get into different skin. For me, it is the most exciting part to get into the skin which is different from what you have done before,” he added.
In ‘Gunday’ that also stars Arjun Kapoor in lead role, Ranveer Singh plays a shady character and he is excited about it.
“‘Gunday’ is a very different film. I like character with shades of grey or a bad guy with a heart of gold. These are characters I get more attracted to rather than clean cut good boys,” he concluded.