Ranveer Singh is one of those actors in Bollywood, who has always been a trendsetter, and not a follower. The actor, who most recently was lauded for his portrayal of Sultan Alauddin Khilji in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmaavat, was present at the News18 Rising India Summit with none other than Rajeev Masand. When a fan asked him about his relationship with Deepika, the usually candid Ranveer replied, "I think it’s a relationship of mutual admiration. Though I rate her high on acting, and she doesn’t. There’s a lot to learn from her. She is amazing and I am blessed to have her in my life."
Bollywood stars Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone are one of the most celebrated celebrity couples in Bollywood now. "She says, 'You're just a ham," he quipped, adding that she is "awesome" and that "there's a lot to learn from her as an artiste". He acknowledged that his Bajirao Mastani, Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela and Padmaavat co-star has helped him become a "well-rounded human being" and that he is "blessed to have her in my life".
Speaking of his flamboyance, Ranveer also said that it was in 2013 that something in him changed and he felt he didn’t need to try and fit in. “I felt I should say what I feel like, dress the way I feel like. It’s less taxing,” he said, recounting how earlier he “was trying to be somebody I was not”.
“If you see the remarks in my report cards, they add up to things that ‘he loves to entertain, he’s gregarious, vivacious’ and I was always pushing the style envelope even in the fourth standard. When the cable TV came in, I caught on the hip-hop style with MTV and copied Dr Dre and Snoop Dogg with the baggy jeans. I was ahead of the curve, and I have always been this way" he added.
The session came to an end with fans clicking selfies and dancing with Ranveer Singh on stage.
Check out the full interview here: