'Everyone has a dark side'

Outgoing Personality

'Everyone has a dark side'

The effervescent charm of Ranveer Singh throws anyone off guard. His spontaneity and the mischievous glint in his eyes could lighten any mood.

The bubbly actor was in the City recently to promote his latest film Lootera, and was full of praises for his co-actor Sonakshi Sinha. “This film is very close to my heart. It is a special film as it has been made by Vikramaditya Motwane and is a romantic thriller. It has been a very memorable experience not only as an actor, but also as an individual. It helped me delve into the depths of who I am. I am thrilled to come to Bangalore — the audience here is very accepting and expressive, I hope they like the film,” he says.

Ask him about having a penchant for portraying dark characters with ease and he replies, “I feel everyone has a dark side. I get extremely attracted to grey shades owing to the dimensions and layers that such characters have. I’m drawn towards thrillers and characters which aren’t chirpy. My decision to do a film also depends on the director and whether the story is promising enough. The character that I am portraying in Lootera is reluctant, a brooder, strong and yet shy and reticent. It is a period film which is set in the 1950s in West Bengal. The story is about a dysfunctional love, it is a story of betrayal and an evolved relationship. I had to put myself out there to perform and portray this character.”

Doing three films simultaneously is no child’s play and Ranveer admits that it is quite a task. He has been switching tracks and getting into different modes for the films that he is working on. “When Lootera was complete, I started shooting for Ramleela and I was also shooting for Gunday simultaneously. I had to switch tracks and get into the skin of three different characters. I was injured on the sets but I am doing perfectly fine now and am back to doing the latkas and jhatkas,” he quips.

He adds that in the current scenario, there is no distinction between a superstar and an actor. “The lines have blurred in terms of being a superstar and a versatile actor. There is no distinction and the audience has accepted that. Any versatile actor can have a mass appeal — the definition has changed now,” he says. His bond with the eastern part of the country seems to be growing as he is shooting for another period film, Gunday, with Priyanka Chopra in Kolkata. He states that more films are now being shot in different parts of the country. “A while back, Delhi was the hot spot and now it is Kolkata. I shot for two different films that are set in two different eras and so, I was able to spot the differences in the geography of the place. For Gunday, we shot in Kolkata and for Lootera, we shot on the outskirts of Kolkata and it was a great experience,” he sums up.

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