Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - Brunch
Watching a superstar cut himself down to size is fascinating. The film 83 was Ranveer Singh’s first biographical role after a spate of historic characters and the Bollywoodstyle caricatures that every popular actor must play.
In the film, Ranveer essayed the role of Kapil Dev, a much-loved national cricketing hero, and the portrayal has been lapped up by his fans and critics alike. The buzz is that he’s now up for a National Award.
“A lot of people have been mentioning that I’m a candidate for such-and-such award, but I always say that the process is the price. If you’re enriched by the work you did in creating it, you’ve already won,” says Ranveer. Unlike most people around him, he doesn’t obsess over the results.
WITH ALL THE PRAISE COMING MY WAY FOR 83, IT’S BECOMING INCREASINGLY DIFFICULT TO NOT LOSE PERSPECTIVE. IT’S DANGEROUS TO HAVE AN INFLATED SENSE OF SELF. I MUST NOT LOSE MY HEAD!” —RANVEER SINGH, ACTOR