Besides Varun Dhawan, if there is any other actor from the current crop of men in Bollywood that has the charisma to draw the audience to theatres on his own, it has to be none other than Ranveer Singh. The actor started his career with the Maneesh Sharma directorial Band Baaja Baaraat in 2010 and, over the course of 8 years, has been part of several commercially successful films like Goliyon Ki Raasleela: Ram-Leela, Dil Dhadakne Do and Bajirao Mastani, to name a few.
The uber cool actor will now be seen in Sanjay Leela Bhansali directed Padmavat, which also features his rumoured girlfriend Deepika Padukone and Shahid Kapoor in pivotal roles. The magnum opus was initially scheduled to release on 1st December 2017. However, the makers had to defer the release of the film for an indefinite period due to a string of controversies around its subject and portrayal of some historical figures.
Meanwhile, Ranveer Singh has also signed director Rohit Shetty’s next film titled Simmba. The film is an official remake of the Telugu blockbuster Temper. When asked if he nervous about working in a truly commercial potboiler, he said, “True, but I am very nervous too because it is not easy to perform in mainstream films and it’s not easy to make one either. It could be called my biggest solo outing. It is my first ‘in and as’ film.”
Talking about his first ever collaboration with Shetty, the actor said, “I have admired Rohit sir’s work for a very long time now. We also have Karan Johar as the producer in this film. It’s a genre or brand of cinema that I thoroughly love. Of course, socially, I interact with people who are the ‘multiplex audience’, but my heart is ‘massy’ and that’s actually what I get a huge kick out of.”
Produced by Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions, Simmba will hit theatres on 28th December 2018.