Praises are flowing in from all the quarters for Ranveer Singh, who has surprised the audiences and critics alike with his convincing portrayal of Mughal Emperor Alauddin Khilji in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s epic period drama Padmaavat. Ranveer feels “fulfilled” and “relieved” with the overwhelming response to his character and the film’s astounding success at the box-office.
The actor, in a recent interview with Mid-Day, spoke about the one day that made him what he is. He said, “No matter where I go, the most memorable day of my life would be when I got selected for Band Baaja Baaraat.”
“It was my fairytale — a kid, with the singular dream of being a Hindi film hero, made it despite the bleak chances of million to one! I became that sperm which swam through. Mine is an unbelievable cinematic story and I’ll never forget how I felt in that moment,” the actor added.
Band Baaja Baaraat released way back in December 2010. The film, produced by Yash Raj Films and directed by first-time director Maneesh Sharma, saw Ranveer sharing screen space with Anushka Sharma. While the film was a moderate box-office success with lifetime collections of over Rs 22 crore, it received flattering reviews from critics across the country. Ranveer’s act of a carefree boy studying in the Delhi University, was quite a revelation.
The actor has surely come a long way ever since and today, we have him bringing to life the menacing and ruthless Khilji in Padmaavat. The film, which also stars Deepika Padukone and Shahid Kapoor in the lead roles, hit the screens on January 25 after a long delay. In its five-day run, the movie has bagged an impressive Rs 129 crore. In the international markets too, Padmaavat has turned out to be a huge success.