Day 1 at the 22nd edition of FICCI Frames fast track started with a session with none other than Ranveer Singh who enthralled the audience with a lovely conversation about his decade-long journey in the industry. The session moderated by senior journalist Madhureeta Mukherjee had the audience in awe of the actor. Bursting with energy, the actor spoke about working with a few of the biggest names in the industry to playing few of the most versatile roles on screen.
Speak about cinema post pandemic, the actor said. “Community viewing experience is very important now. We have been rapidly accelerated. It’s a giant landscape. Our indian audience are watching the content made outside india and similarly people outside the country are watching indian content. There’s extra onus on creators. You need to justify, their energy and money for them to come to cinema. I am committed to the cause of big screen entertainment. We need to deliver content that brings audiences back to the cinemas.”
Talking about the experience of watching a film on a big screen Ranveer said, “The experience is very special…to sit in dark with people and have a cathartic experience. When you sit in cinema hall, laugh together, cry together, you have to give them worth for their bucks. I take this very seriously.”
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Talking about giving people a reason to come to cinemas, Ranveer said, I feel being able artist my channels for empathy are open and therefore the time we have went through, I felt it very deeply. Personally, also it was difficult to what was going on. I have consciously then chosen to be part of cinema that will give them good time. My next circus directed by Rohit Shetty is a comedy.”
On asked how he processes all the adulation, he said, “The position that I find myself in today, It’s beyond my imagination. The opportunity that I have been blessed with, the acclaim, love of people, I can hardly believe that. I get up everyday with gratitude.”
“I get great fulfilment by putting a smile on someone’s face. If you give good energy, positivity, you get it back multiplied many times.”
Ranveer is one of the most versatile actors in the Hindi film industry, on being asked how he manages to push the boundaries every time, he said, “I strongly believe that you can’t put anybody in box. When I am in public I am very vibrant, at the same time there are different facets to my personality. I do pour an authentic side of myself in playing my characters.”
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He also spoke about shooting with Johny Lever and Dharmendra in Circus and Rocky Rani ki Prem kahani respectively. How surreal the experience has been.
Ranveer spoke about shooting with Deepika in films and said he will be very excited to share screen with her again and see the dynamics. “I have nothing but utmost respect for her and I admire her a lot. I have learnt a lot from her in my personal life too. There is a sweet surprise for everyone. You guys will see us together very soon. She is one of the best things that has happened to me and am so grateful for her in my life.”