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HindustanTimes Sun,23 Nov 2014

On Bollywood's Lootera's 29 birthday, a look at Ranveer Singh's journey

Tavanpal Singh, Hindustan Times   July 06, 2014
First Published: 20:29 IST(6/7/2014) | Last Updated: 08:52 IST(7/7/2014)

Ranveer Singh, can undoubtedly be called one of the most versatile actors of the Bollywood.From Band Baaja Baraat to Gunday, the five movie old actor has potrayed different roles.. Being neither a Khan nor a Kapoor Ranveer is proving to be a role model for the newcomers. As the actor turns 29, we look at his journey in Bollywood so far.

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1. Band Baaja Baaraat (2010)

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This debut movie of Ranveer Singh was a hit and was one of the most awarded movies in 2010.It was liked by everyone due to its fresh subject and screenplay.His on-screen chemistry with Anushka Sharma was the main reason for movie's popularity.Debut film of an actor under the yash-raj banner made it clear that Ranbir will be a tough competition for the other actor.Nothing could have been better than this,an actor getting his debut with Yash Raj and that too becoming such a big hit.

2. Ladies Vs Ricky Bahl

This was a Yash Raj product released in 2011,in which the actor again paired up with Anushka.In the movie Ranveer is seen as conman who cons women until three of them unite to con him back.Although this movie was not that big of a hit but the Singh's performance received appreciation.Many places recorded low first day collections of this movie but later on these improved and the movie earned Rs. 370 million in full theatrical run.

3. Lootera

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This 2013 romantic drama release was based on O Henry's 1907 short story The  Last Leaf,produced by Ekta Kapoor,Shobha Kapoor and Vikas Bahl.In this movie the actor's co-star was Sonakshi Sinha.He played a role of a thief,which was liked by the audiences.But the actor said that it was difficult for him to do it and he had changed his fundamentals of acting.The film was rated "Average" by Box Office India.

4.Ramleela

Ram Leela,a 2013 crime-drama film produced by Sanjay Leela Bansali is an adaptation of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. Deepika Padukone was signed opposite Ranveer for the lead role of Leela.He played the role of a Gujarati boy in this movie which became his biggest commercial success and earned him a filmfare award for best actor nomination.Critics appreciated his performance in the movie.It is one of the highest grossing Bollywood films of 2013.

5.Gunday

A 2014 Indian Action Crime Thriller film produced by Aditya Chopra in which the actor played the role of a goon which was completely different from his earlier roles,this was the only reason, the actor accepted it.Arjun Kapoor was his co-star in this.

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