Ranbir Singh and Deepika Padukone may have been together a few years ago but the past is firmly in the past now. So much so, Deepika’s now-boyfriend Ranveer Singh is happy to praise Ranbir, calling him an “inspiration and a stellar performer”.
Praising Tamasha and its lead pair, Ranveer said, “Tamasha is absolutely brilliant, extraordinarily fabulous and exceedingly nuanced. Ranbir, Deepika pairing is extremely special. They truly up their game. Whenever they come on screen they make the film delightful.”
The three were seen together at a party to celebrate Tamasha’s success. Ranveer said about Ranbir, ”Ranbir is a stellar performer. He inspires me, words are not enough to explain his talent. I really look up to him.”
The film narrates the story of internal conflict. It is about two individuals, who meet while on a holiday and decide to make-pretend during the trip, but problems erupt when they return to their real life. Tamasha released on November 27.
Ranveer hopes audience will give a similar reception to Bajirao Mastani in which he will be seen with Deepika. “I truly hope people go out in extensive numbers to watch our film. We have put our blood and tears in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s fantasy for a year. So we have worked so hard for it,” he said.
To get the perfect look of the Maratha emperor, Ranveer said he chose to shave off his head even though he had an option of going for artificial head cover for the historical film. “I decided to tonsure my head to look like Bajirao, though I had the option of using artificial head cover like other co-stars in the film, which was not a practical solution because it required one-and-half hour to apply before shooting and another one hour to remove it,” Ranveer said.
“I thought it would be better to shave off. After tonsuring, I had the biggest satisfaction of living up to the expectation of the role, since I knew it will not affect my other films as Bajirao shooting continued for next one-and-half year,” he said.
The actor has essayed the role of the 17th century Maratha ruler with Deepika as Mastani and Priyanka Chopra playing Bajirao’s wife Kashi Bai. “I had left family, friends and mobile for about 21 days and confined myself to the room of a hotel in Juhu and completely immersed myself in the role. When I came out of the hotel, I was bubbling with enthusiasm and a completely changed Bajirao in me,” the 30-year-old actor said.
On the controversies surrounding the film, Ranveer said it is for the producer and the director to make their stand clear. To a poser on parallels being drawn between his onscreen jodi with Deepika and the iconic pair of Shah Rukh Khan-Kajol, Ranveer said the two pairs have a different appeal and fan following.