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Ranveer Singh reveals he starred in a play before entering Bollywood

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By: Murtuza Nullwala

Most of the actors in Bollywood, especially those who don’t have any background in the film industry have done theatre before making a mark on the big screen. Now, it has come as a surprise that Ranveer Singh is also one of them.

Before making his big-screen debut with Band Baaja Baaraat, Ranveer starred in a play titled Carry On at the Keyhole. Recently, Ranveer took to Instagram to share a poster of the play. He captioned it as, “Rummaging through my pictures. Found this gem 💎 I’ll never forget these days ❤️🙏🏽”


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Rummaging through my pictures. Found this gem 💎 I’ll never forget these days ❤️🙏🏽

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Well, Ranveer didn’t play a lead role in it, but we can get to see a small glimpse of the actor on the poster.

While talking about the play, the actor stated, “This is a poster for a small play in which I had a small part and the story goes that I used to be a struggler and I used to sit at Prithvi theatre with 2-3 others like me. We used to just sit there every day, look for odd jobs. One of them got information that an audition is happening in a college in Andheri for a small role in a small play and nobody wanted to go – I said I’ll go because I didn’t have anything at that time!”

“I thought to myself – ‘Acting acting hoti hai – koi bada chota kya hota hai.’ I went for the audition, I got the part and they were very impressed by my acting. When we put up the performance – I remember one was at St Andrews and even then I felt proud when I was performing at St Andrews stage because I used to perform on St Andrews stage as a student when I was in school. So, you know we had a few performances, I had the role of an interior decorator who was posing to be a homosexual man in order to attract more business and it was an old English double meaning comedy play that was headlined by Darshan Jariwala and directed by Dinkar Jani,” he added.

Ranveer recollected that last year he met the producer of the play and it was an emotional moment for him. The actor said, “I remember meeting Yogesh Sanghvi (the producer of the play) at an awards show last year which is when we re-connected and it was a very emotional moment for him and for me – to meet after all those years – just to see his moist eyes, the pride in his eyes – ‘tu kahan se kahan pahuch gaya mere dost’ and I was also getting a bit emotional when I met him because he used to really like me, he used to be very kind to me. We had no money in that play but whatever he could he used to give me very generously. He was always very fair and kind to me. So ya it’s a very, very fond memory of mine from my struggling days.”

Well, Ranveer is a big star now and we can clearly say that he has come a long way. The actor will next be seen on the big screen in 83. The film was supposed to hit the screens on 10th April 2020 but has been postponed due to coronavirus. He also has Jayeshbhai Jordaar in his kitty which will hit the screens on 2nd October 2020.

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