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Friday, Nov 22, 2019

Ranveer Singh reveals his grandmother used to say ‘You have to become Amitabh Bachchan’

Ranveer Singh said at an event that Amitabh Bachchan was the first ones to rap and did it much before them.

bollywood Updated: Mar 13, 2019 16:12 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
Actor Ranveer Singh during a press conference regarding their upcoming film Gully Boy in New Delhi on Feb 13, 2019.
Actor Ranveer Singh during a press conference regarding their upcoming film Gully Boy in New Delhi on Feb 13, 2019. (IANS)

Actors Ranveer Singh and Amitabh Bachchan’s mutual admiration for each other has reached an all new high. After the senior Bachchan revealed in an interview that he watched Gully Boy 10 times, Ranveer went on to call him GOAT (Greatest of All Time) in the millennial language.

Amitabh had said in an interview with Zoom, “I actually saw Gully Boy 10 times to be able to match or even come near Ranveer Singh. I met him last night and I told him, ‘thank you so much, Ranveer. I’ve copied you and I tried to copy you and I failed miserably.”

On being asked about his reaction to the superstar’s claim, Ranveer said at the Filmfare press conference on Tuesday, “Imagine a kid sitting on the floor and watching TV. My dadi used to say – tujhe bada hoke amitabh bacchan banna h (You have to become Amitabh Bachchan one day).


He went on to add, “No matter how many times I take birth, I cannot even be a speck in front of him. He was the first ones to rap. What we do now, he did it before all of us. This millennial term GOAT (Greatest of all time) is made for him. I believe he is GOAT.”

Ranveer called Amitabh the reason behind him becoming an actor and said that every time he goes out to perform, it’s a tribute to the superstar.

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Amitabh had earlier sent a handwritten note to Ranveer and his Gully Boy co-stars including Alia Bhatt, Siddhant Chaturvedi and Vijay Varma for their performances in the film. Film trade analyst Taran Adarsh shared the box office figures of the film. He tweeted, “#GullyBoy has slowed down... [Week 3] Fri 35 lakhs, Sat 57 lakhs, Sun 65 lakhs, Mon 25 lakhs. Total: Rs 137.61 cr. #GullyBoy biz at a glance... Week 1: Rs 100.30 cr [8 days] Week 2: Rs 26.80 cr Week 3: Rs 8.69 cr Week 4: Rs 1.82 cr [till Mon] Total: Rs 137.61 cr India biz.” 

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