Home territory

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 27 Dec 2018 11:47:26


 

“My home territory is Simmba, which is (full of) herogiri. It is something that I always wanted be, which is an action hero. As a kid you fantasise about those larger-than-life characters, dialogues, big action sequences, muscles and all.”

Ranveer Singh is a self-confessed fan of larger-than-life heroes and the actor found the perfect opportunity to be one in Rohit Shetty’s cop drama Simmba.
The actor says the film felt like “home territory” as he got a chance to show his “herogiri”. “My home territory is Simmba which is (full of) herogiri. It is something that I always wanted be, which is an action hero. As a kid you fantasise about those larger-than-life characters, dialogues, big action sequences, muscles and all.


“With this film, we are clear that we are making a high octane, front-footed entertainer, which is big on comedy, drama and romance. It is a quintessential entertainer,” Ranveer told PTI.


Shetty is known for his masala entertainers while Ranveer is famous for his quirky, vivacious personality and their collaboration feels like a union made in heaven.
“I feel lucky to be collaborating with him. I admire and respect him. There is nobody who does this genre better than him. It is sad that some of the exceptional work that he does in terms of craft goes unnoticed because he does these big commercial films”.


Hopes are high from newly-married Ranveer Singh, who is set to woo quintessential Bollywood fans with Simmba. After eight years of entertaining audiences, the actor says he does not feel any pressure to deliver his best as he sees it as a responsibility towards what he loves doing -- acting.
Ranveer has a filmography boasting of titles like like Band Baaja Baaraat, Ladies Vs Ricky Bahl, Lootera, Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela, Bajirao Mastani, Dil Dhadakne Do and Padmaavat.


Asked if he feels pressure with so many hopes riding on him, Ranveer told, “I have been fortunate enough to experience both highs and lows. (I have been) Lucky and blessed that there have been more highs than lows, but I’m glad that the lows were there because they taught me a lot.”


The actor, who faced failure with films like Befikre and Kill Dil, says it taught him that filmmaking is a collaborative process.


“According to me, whether it’s my most successful film or least successful film -- I know in my heart of hearts that I tried my best, I performed with all honesty and never gave less than a 100 per cent. If a film did not work, that is not in my hands. From my point of view, my perspective, I gave it everything.
“For a film to become a hit or a flop, there are many variables and many factors. That said, I don’t get pressurised. I see it as a responsibility to what I love doing,” he said.


Ranveer, who tied the knot with his long-time lady love Deepika Padukone recently, says he feels responsible when filmmakers come to him for collaborations.
“When filmmakers collaborate with me, I only assume that they expect me to bring something to the table creatively and I like that. I appreciate that the finest filmmakers look upon me as a collaborator. It’s something to be proud of and so I feel responsible,” said Ranveer, who has worked under the direction of Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Zoya Akhtar, Aditya Chopra and Vikramaditya Motwane.
Simmba also features Sara Ali Khan, Ashutosh Rana and Sonu Sood in pivotal roles.
It scheduled for December 28 release. (IANS) n