I am very fond of Deepika: Ranveer Singh

Added by harini on Feb 26, 2013

Actor Ranveer Singh, though just two movies old, has managed to carve a niche for himself in Bollywood. The actor will next be seen in acclaimed filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Ram Leela’.

Sanjay Leela Bhansali, who has made movies like ‘Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam’, ‘Devdas’, ‘Black’, etc’, is known as a tough task master and known to push his actors very hard.

“He pushes your limits and makes sure you are better than your best! On the sets, he is not happy with anything less than magic. He is temperamental. But then so are most creative people. The best part about working with him is that he involves the actors in the making of the film,” said Ranveer Singh to Mumbai Mirror in an interview.

Ranveer Singh will be seen opposite Deepika Padukone in the movie.

Rumors about a brewing romance between the actors have been rife even before the movie went on floors. But Ranveer Singh denied the rumors and said they were just friends.

“I am not dating her. Bhansali wanted us to develop a comfort level, as the film we are doing is a passionate and intense love story. And while working on it, I grew fond of her,” he said.

But the actor admitted that he was attracted to Deepika Padukone.

“She is a very attractive girl. In fact, she is gorgeous. I am attracted to her for sure. Even before I worked with her, I was attracted to her. I always thought she was hot,” he said.

Recently the duo was spotted in Dubai airport hugging each other.

“I come from a family where people are physically affectionate. Hugging and kissing comes naturally to me. It is a very casual thing,” he said.

But Ranveer Singh did confess that he went all the way to Dubai only to meet her and spend some time with her.

“As I said, I am fond of her. I enjoy her company thoroughly. We do what normal youngsters do… Grab a coffee or go for a film.... But we usually have common friends with us,” he said.

Over the past few days Ranveer Singh’s demur has changed. The actor revealed that the change in his personality was because people were mistaking his flamboyant personality as brashness.

“I am an animated and flamboyant person. But it is being mistaken as brashness. So now I am trying to be more dignified. I am a normal youngster who loves to let his hair down at times and party. But, I was tired of being misunderstood. It seemed I was ruffling too many feathers within the industry. People thought I was being too straightforward. It is then that I started molding myself to fit in. But, that is all a garbed inside it is the same Ranveer,”” he said.

Ranveer Singh denied that the new Bollywood entrants like Arjun Kapoor, Siddharth Malhotra, Varun Dhawan, Ayushmann Khurrana and Sushant Singh Rajput made Bollywood a crowded place to be at the moment.

“I want to do different kinds of roles. It may seem that with the new breed of actors- Arjun, Varun, Siddharth, Ayushmann, Sushant there is suddenly too much of a hustle to make space for oneself, but acting is subjective. And we motivate one another,” he concluded.

Other than ‘Ram Leela’, the actor also has Vikramaditya Motwane’s ‘‘Lootera’, opposite Sonakshi Sinha, Ali Abbas Zafar’s ‘Gunday’, also starring Arjun Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra and Shaad Ali’s ‘Kill Dil’, opposite Parineeti Chopra, under his belt.

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