Ranveer Singh’s enthusiasm and passion for acting has impressed all the filmmakers including director Rohit Shetty, who worked with the actor for an advertisement, recently.
In an interview with a popular daily, when Shetty was asked how was it working with Ranveer, he said, “Ranveer’s a star, but he doesn’t carry that aura or attitude on the sets with him. I believe that he doesn’t know how big he is. The first time he had come to my office was when I was making Singham. That Ranveer Singh and today’s Ranveer Singh has not changed a bit. He is the way he was. The boys of today now work round the clock, like how the way the big stars like Ajay Devgn, Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar, Shah Rukh Khan used to work. You can see a younger version of them, hard-working and dedicated to their craft and that is why you will see them reach where the superstars of today are — with that attitude.”
When probed if he plans to direct Singh in a film and Shetty admits, “I would love to direct him in a film. We are working on a few things, but haven’t finalised anything as yet. I want to do an out-and-out action film with Ranveer because I think, out of the younger lot, he’s one actor who can play a cop or an underworld guy or like in Bajirao Mastani, the father of an eight-year-old son. Out of the whole young lot, he’s the only guy who can pull off all these characters, which few people can understand. He has that versatility, body and structure. He is that one boy out of the younger lot who can pull off any role. Ranveer has that kind of talent to do it all.”
He continues, “You can’t pin any tag on Ranveer. He can do action as well as comedy or play a loverboy or do a Dil Dhadakne Do or an OTT commercial, masala Rohit Shetty film or a Sanjay Leela Bhansali film. Ranveer fits any character.”
“Ranveer is the superstar of the next generation and the biggest reason is his connection with the audience. He has a connect with the masses — the way he behaves, puts himself out, the way he interacts with people, comes and dances, that makes the masses think that he’s one of us. A guy from the chawl can think Ranveer is his hero and a girl from Peddar Road can also think he’s her hero. That makes a superstar. Shah Rukh and Salman have that quality. And Ranveer has that,” concludes Rohit.