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Creative people are temperamental: Ranveer reacts to Salman's comment

Recently, Salman Khan had made a comment on director Sanjay Leela Bhansali's working style. Now, Ranveer Singh, who has worked with Bhansali in Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela, has reacted to it.

bollywood Updated: Aug 25, 2014 19:31 IST
Prashant Singh
Prashant Singh
Hindustan Times
Salman Khan,Ranveer Singh,Sanjay Leela Bhansali

They have worked together on films like Khamoshi: The Musical (1996), Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999) and Saawariya (2007). But earlier this month, when Salman Khan and Sanjay Leela Bhansali made news, it wasn’t regarding a new collaboration. In fact, it was a statement made by the actor about the film-maker’s working style that raked up a controversy.

In a video-recorded interview with director Sooraj Barjatya — that was meant to mark the 20th anniversary of their film, Hum Aapke Hain Koun..! (1994) — Salman said, “One day, I saw Sanjay Leela Bhansali yelling, and apparently he does that quite a lot. I had to tell him, ‘I think you should go and hang around with Sooraj for a bit. Just go and see how Sooraj Barjatya directs. What is this throwing things and stuff like that?’ (sic)”

Although Bhansali is yet to react to Salman’s comment, the film-maker’s latest protégé Ranveer Singh did have a few words to say about it. “Every creative person is temperamental. And I know that since I have been working in the industry for three and a half years now. I don’t know why Mr Bhansali is singled out,” says Ranveer, who has starred in Bhansali’s Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela (2013) and will again collaborate with the film-maker in an upcoming film.

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He adds, “Not just directors, but artists, musicians — everyone tends to be temperamental. Creative people have a tendency to be temperamental because they function from a place of emotion. So if you are hyper sensitive or wear your emotions on your sleeve, which a lot of creative people do, then you tend to have a bit of a temper. Everyone does that, so I don’t know why people single him (Bhansali) out.”

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Ask Ranveer if he has ever had a similar experience while working with Bhansali, and he says, “Not at all. He spoils me like a little kid. I have no idea what experiences other actors have had. What I do know is that he is famous for getting the best performances from his actors. Actors who work in his films walk away being lauded for their roles,” he says.

First Published: Aug 25, 2014 18:41 IST