‘BHANSALI SIR SHOWED FAITH IN ME’

Says ac­tor Ran­veer Singh; con­sid­ers the film­maker his men­tor and thanks him for trust­ing his abil­i­ties

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I’m do­ing my best. This film is more painstak­ing than any other I’ve worked on so far Ran­veer Singh, ac­tor He (San­jay Leela me Bhansali) of­fered Ram-Leela at a time when I was only two-films-old in Bol­ly­wood

For Ran­veer Singh, 30, his next film, Ba­ji­rao Mas­tani, means a lot. This is his sec­ond col­lab­o­ra­tion with film­maker San­jay Leela Bhansali — the first one was Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela (GKRRL; 2013) — who the ac­tor con­sid­ers a men­tor.

“I have worked with some won­der­ful film­mak­ers, and I have done movies like Lootera (2013), Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela, and now, Ba­ji­rao Mas­tani. In ad­di­tion to Adi sir (film­maker Aditya Cho­pra), Mr Bhansali is some­body who has a lot of faith in my abil­i­ties and tal­ent. He of­fered me GKRRL at a time when I was only two- films-old in Bol­ly­wood, and had not even done Lootera. But he saw some­thing in me. He be­lieved that I could do jus­tice to his larger- than-life can­vas, and gave me a big chance. Even do­ing a film like Ba­ji­rao Mas­tani is a big deal for me,” says Ran­veer.

The ac­tor says that he is putting in his 100% to do jus­tice to the film. “I’m do­ing my best. This film is more painstak­ing than any other I’ve worked on so far,” he says.

Ask him if life is eas­ier now, ow­ing to the num­ber of hits he has to his credit, and Ran­veer says, “It’s never easy. You have to go out ev­ery sin­gle day and work hard.”

PHOTO: SHAKTI YA­DAV/HT

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