Ranveer Singh has always been rocking the big screens with his vivacious oomph. Be it fans or his Bollywood colleagues, he is the favourite of all. But, little did you know about the lesser known facts of the actor. Here we share 10 interesting facts about the ever energetic Ranveer Singh.
- Ranveer Singh was keen to change his name to avoid sounding it similar to Ranbir:
Ranveer Singh’s full name is Ranveer Singh Bhavnani. The actor initially thought to change his name to Ranveer Singh instead because he felt that it is not only a long name but also difficult to remember. He even once considered to change his first name Ranveer because people often confuse it with Ranbir.
2. Ranveer Singh was a Copywriter before becoming an actor:
Ranveer Singh started his career first as a Copywriter in an acclaimed ad agency O & M.
3. Ranveer entered Bollywood without ads or music videos:
Unlike other actors who do ads and music videos before entering Bollywood, Ranveer Singh refrained from doing any. He said in an interview, “My ambition was always to bag a lead role in a film and hence I refrained from doing any ads, TV serials, music videos as I felt that a fresh face always works much better. It was a gamble and I took that gamble telling myself that I will give it my all to bag a lead role.”
4. Before debuting in Band Baaja Baarat, Ranveer turned down 3 movies:
Interestingly, there were rumours about Ranveer’s businessman father producing Band Baaja Baarat which Ranveer refuted any such rumours. In fact, Ranveer Singh turned down 3 movies before making his debut in Band Baaja Baarat.
5. Ranveer Singh is the cousin of Sonam Kapoor:
Sonam Kapoor is Ranveer Singh’s maternal cousin.
6. Ranveer is fond of X-Rated magazines:
Ranveer Singh has a penchant for X-rated magazine and also has a huge collection of the same. He picks up these magazines whenever he makes a visit to any country.
7. Ranveer Singh is also a rapper:
The rap song Do the Rex rap was done by Ranveer. He also rapped in the ad of Ching’s Secret. His film Ladies Vs Ricky Behl also has few lines rapped by Ranveer Singh.
8. Ranveer Singh and Ahana Deol were college lovebirds:
Ranveer Singh dated Isha Deol’s sister Ahana Deol during their college days. Later, there were reports about him dating Anushka Sharma after they did a film together which was Band Baaja Baraat. After Ahana and Ranveer mutually broke up, Ahana was linked with Aditya Roy Kapoor. However, Ahana and Ranveer remained as good friends. Ranveer too was spotted in Ahana Deol’s wedding with his rumoured girlfriend Deepika Padukone.
9. First choice for Bombay Velvet:
Before signing Ranbir Kapoor for Anurag Kashyap’s film Bombay Velvet, Ranveer Singh was the initial choice for the role of Johnny in the film. However, the actor’s dates for Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ramleela clashed with that of Bombay Velvet’s, and hence, he couldn’t do the movie.
10. A Mama’s boy:
Ranveer Singh is very close to his mother. He is the mama’s boy who also considers his sister as his second mother.