Ranveer Singh’s Rise To The Top

 Ranveer Singh’s superstardom is some day going to be  a part of folklore . He  came in from the  outside and was considered  quite  a brash  loudmouthed  exhibitionist.

One  extremely influential filmmaker  called him “Another Vivek Oberoi”.

“I wonder what Aditya Chopra had seen in him?” this eminently  successful filmmaker had wondered.

 We now  know the answer:  the same  thing that Deepia Padukone saw in Ranveer.

The brashness and bravado hide  a personality that triumphs over  all cynicism. Ranveer is loud, but not shrill. As in singing,  in acting holding your pitch in the higher notes is a Himalayan task. Ranveer  resides on the highest notes of  the musical mountain and still manages to be coherent  fluent and persuasive.

Not an easy task considering  the  tonal inflexions obtainable to a soprano singer singer are denied  to actors  in our film industry. But then , Ranveer doesn’t listen  to any songs that don’t play in his own head. He  is a child of caprice. He will take what he  wants without caring  about how it makes  him look to the outside world.

The operatic maestro Sanjay Leela Bhansali who has done three of  his most recent masterpieces  with Ranveer in the lead, says he is capable of a lot more.  “In all the three films I did with him  Ranveer  took me by surprise. As an actor he is constantly exploring, looking for new ways to express his  innermost fears and insecurities.He is always restless and  inquisitive while shooting. It is difficult t okeep up with him. Evey timewe work together he  comes up with a  new language of  expression. I am pretty sure Ranveer has  much more to  offer as an actor.”

It was  on the set of Bhansali’s films that love happened for Ranveer and Deepika Padukone. A  love that  is  yet to be acknowledged  in the public domain , only because, well, that’s the way the Lady wants  it. And Ranveer  , as any of his female co-stars would tell you  , is enormously respectful  to  women .

Anushka Sharma who  co-starred with Ranveer in his  debut film Band Baja Baraat  couldn’t really come to terms with his brashness. But even she had only favourable things to say about Ranveer as  a co-star and  gentleman who is as  capable of pulling up a chair for a lady as he is off pulling it away from her.

The  gentleman and the prankster are  the one  and  the  same. In spite of his selfconfessed atrangi (multi-faced) personality we never need to wonder who the real Ranveer Singh is. He is all  of those colourful people he plays on screen, plus many more characters that he will play in the  future.

That Ranveer is a self-made star  is a bit of a myth. Just because he is not from a  film family it doesn’t follow that he had no support.  Two  major filmmakers Aditya Chopra and Sanjay Leela  Bhansali have played a  major hand in Ranveer’s career. Sad to say this tirelessly energetic actor has  not found much  success outside the three Bhansalifilms he has done.  Ranveer’s last outing with his mentor Aditya Chopra was the disastrous Befikre.

With Rohit Shetty’s Simmba and  Zoya Akhtar’s Gully Boyz Ranveer m proved he has a lot more to him than whatBhansali extracts from his personality. With marriage to Deepika  the picture couldn’t get any rosier for birthday  boy  Ranveer .

Incidentally Ranbir Kapoor’s role in  Sanju  was meant to  go to Ranveer. Just like Ranveer’s  Ram Leelawas  first offered to Ranbir.Destiny is such a fey mistress. And when it comes  the pharaoh of feyness even Destiny is stumped.

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