‘I’m a very se­ri­ous per­son’

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Don’t get fooled by Ran­veer Singh’s friv­o­lous at­ti­tude and cheer­ful per­son­al­ity — he con­fesses to be­ing a se­ri­ous per­son deep down.

“I think I like a cheer­ful at­mos­phere around me ... I like it when there are jokes and laugh­ter ... I like to keep things light. The truth is that I’m a very, very se­ri­ous and an over-sen­si­tive per­son. I’m very emo­tional ac­tu­ally, but to be like that on a daily ba­sis gets very heavy,” says the 30-year-old ac­tor, how­ever adding that the happy-golucky face is get­ting in­creas­ingly dif­fi­cult to wear.

“Slowly, I’ve been notic­ing this change in my­self, es­pe­cially in the past year, that I have be­come ma­ture. I don’t only joke and fool around,” he says.

Ran­veer adds that do­ing a pe­riod film like his next, too, has been a con­tribut­ing fac­tor. “This jovial na­ture of mine is slowly wan­ing. I’m be­com­ing a lit­tle more se­ri­ous. I guess it’s to do with the fact that I’m get­ting older. I just turned 30, I’m play­ing a char­ac­ter right now which is very ma­ture, so with all of these things com­ing to­gether … it’s hap­pen­ing or­gan­i­cally.”

And he’s happy with this evo­lu­tion. “I’m evolv­ing as a per­son. It’s a good thing; I’m em­brac­ing it and not fight­ing it. I fought it when I was 26-27. But not any­more. My way of be­ing is chang­ing and I’m let­ting it hap­pen the way it has to. I feel more re­spon­si­ble now.” He’s no more “ap­a­thetic about a lot of things,” and hopes that “slowly, over time, peo­ple will see that I’m not just a oned­i­men­sional per­son.”

I’m evolv­ing as a per­son. It’s a good thing; I’m em­brac­ing it and not fight­ing it. I fought it when I was 26-27. But not any­more Ran­veer Singh, ac­tor

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