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Photos: Deepika Padukone unveils wax figure at Madame Tussauds London

Fans of global sensation, Deepika Padukone, were left seeing double at Madame Tussauds London today as the star visited the Baker Street attraction to officially unveil her first ever figure.

The surprise appearance thrilled a select group of fans who had been invited along to get a sneak peek of Deepika’s likeness before the attraction opened to the public. Little did they know that the star herself would join them.

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Renowned for her starring role in films including Piku, Padmaavat & XXX: Return of Xander Cage, the actress has been involved in the creation of her figure from the outset and has even donated the glamourous gown that she wore at the 2016 IIFA Awards.

Expressing her thoughts, Deepika Padukone said, “As a little girl, I was a very curious kid. For me, purpose is something that is very important. However big or small, whatever I am doing in my life, purpose and why we do what we do is very important to me. After I got a call from Madame Tussauds London I was really happy and excited but over a few days, I thought what is the purpose of this? Why are we doing this, or what is it that my fans will remember me for, remember my figure for, what is it that I would like to leave behind?”

Deepika continued: “The cause of mental health is very close to my heart. It is something that I am extremely passionate about. I said that’s it, I would like for my fans, when they see my figure, I hope it reminds them of someone who did something for the cause of mental health, who worked towards creating awareness and destigmatising mental illness. I hope that it gives people a sense of upliftment and a sense of hope. I hope that message comes through.”

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The launch of Deepika’s figure coincides with the arrival of a new interactive dance wall in the attraction’s A List party room, where guests can take part in virtual dance coaching sessions to perfect their skills.

Visiting Madame Tussauds London for the first time since her childhood, Deepika brought along her family to mark her official induction in to the world-famous attraction. Millions of Deepika’s followers across the globe were also able to get in on the action as the star live streamed moments from the big reveal. She was accompanied by her husband Ranveer Singh, her family and in-laws, all flew into London last night for the event.

Deepika fans should also keep their eyes peeled for a second figure to be unveiled at Madame Tussauds Delhi later in 2019.
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‘Bajirao Mastani’ Teaser released

Eros International has released the first look and a teaser of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s much-awaited Bajirao Mastani, the epic love story of an unsung warrior king and a fearless protector of the Maratha kingdom.

Watch the spectacular teaser of Bajirao Mastani on ErosNow:

Produced by Kishore Lulla & Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Bajirao Mastani stars Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone & Priyanka Chopra. The film is set to release in UK cinemas on 18th December 2015. 

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Ranveer & Arjun receive praises for hosting IIFA

IIFA - Arjun & RanveerThe recently held IIFA Awards in Malaysia, among other things, witnessed probably the best hosts in the history of any Bollywood award show. Ranveer Singh and Arjun Kapoor came together to rock the IIFA stage and arguably bettered the Shah Rukh-Saif jodi as hosts is the general perception. 

Ranveer and Arjun were invited by the organisers to host the show because the pairing had got so much love from the audience thanks to their incredible off screen camaraderie on first Koffee with Karan and then Comedy Nights with Kapil. And, of course, the hugely successful AIB Roast which broke the internet.

The boys prepared very hard for the evening, like no two stars have done for hosting an awards show. What’s more they went and took permissions before cracking jokes on other celebs. In fact, when they started they first sweetly apologised to Aamir for the AIB Roast. When Arjun met Aamir at Yash Raj Studios, he ran the joke with him before including it in the IIFA script. So all the hullabaloo is really much ado about nothing!

Even Ranveer, who made a joke on Anurag Kashyap – and not on Ranbir Kapoor, as is being speculated – had also checked with Anurag at the Bombay Velvet screening if the director was okay with the joke before considering it. In fact, after the IIFA show Anurag met Ranveer back stage and gave him a huge hug. He and congratulated him on the show telling him how much he loved his hosting antics.

And what a show they put up, their indomitable energy bringing the house down every time they took stage. The dance, the humour, the camradiere… Bollywood has not seen something like this before.

As the organisers best summed up: “People usually get up and go after two or three hours but here everyone was rooted to their seats for the full 6 hours thanks to the amazing hosts!”

Arjun, Ranveer and Deepika

How Ranveer rocked ‘Dil Dhadakne Do’

Ranveer SinghZoya Akhtar’s Dil Dhadakne Do has been wowing audiences all over and while the entire ensemble cast is terrific in the film, Ranveer Singh has been singled out for his outstanding performance. As Kabir Mehra, the boy man of the family who still wants his plane over anything else, he brings the right doses of innocence and maturity to the difficult part and is splendid in every scene he appears in.

The reviews from all over the world have pointed out the same. Taran Adarsh of Bollywoodhungama wrote: “Ranveer Singh has definitely taken a giant leap from all of his previous performances and delivers a crisp act here. He holds the film strongly on his shoulders and also prevents it from sinking.”

Rajeev Masand in his review of Dil Dhadakne Do said: “Ranveer Singh is effortlessly charming as the rich slacker, always ready with a clever quip. There’s an innocent, boyish quality to his humor and even his dancing. He’s terrific in one of the film’s best scenes, throwing caution to the wind, exposing his parents’ double standards with fiery intensity.”

In their review, The Guardian pointed out: “(Ranveer) Singh, meanwhile, is busy making playboy Kabir’s smirks and sniggers unexpectedly winning: they seem positively revolutionary when set against his straight- or sad-faced elders, those of a young man tacking away from grim obligation and on towards happiness.”

Ranveer’s performance has also been hugely loved and lauded by the audiences who have been flocking to watch Dil Dhadakne Do. Bollywood stars usually avoid ensemble films but even in a pool of talent Ranveer has stepped out and smashed it out of the park. And made hearts beat like never before.

First Look: ‘Dil Dhadakne Do’

Priyanka ChopraExcel Entertainment has released first look images of actors Anil Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra, Ranveer Singh, Farhan Akhtar and Anushka Sharma from their upcoming film, Dil Dhadakne Do.

The Zoya Akhtar directorial is a bittersweet comedy drama about a family that takes a trip that changes them forever.

Kamal and Neelam Mehra, one of the most popular couples in Delhi society are entering their 30th year of marriage. This is an occasion that calls for a lavish celebration in their circles. Kamal and Neelam take these social responsibilities very seriously and invite close family and friends on a 10 day cruise of Europe.

Once on the ship, their lives start to unfold. Kamal is heading to bankruptcy; Neelam and him can barely tolerate each other. Their business savvy daughter, Ayesha is sick of her marriage and wants a divorce, which leads to a lot of drama with her husband, and in laws who are also there. Their son Kabir, who is slated to take over the family business and hopefully save the company by marrying the only daughter of the wealthy Sood family, starts to have other ideas. He falls in love with an entertainer on board the ship and realizes he is not cut out for business after all.

Will the Mehra’s socially sink? How will they be able to confront the society that is so fake and judgmental?  How will they swim to shore and survive as a happy family? This is what Dil Dhadakne Do is about.

Dil Dhadakne Do is directed by Zoya Akhtar, presented by Junglee Pictures and Excel Entertainment and produced by Excel Entertainment.

The film is set to release in UK cinemas on 5th June 2015 through NYSE listed Bollywood studio Eros International.

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Eros to release Dil Dhadakne Do & Bangistan in UK cinemas

Dil Dhadakne Do - UK Release - EROS PosterEros International Media Ltd (Eros International), a leading global film company in the Indian film entertainment industry has acquired the international rights of Excel Entertainment’s eagerly awaited films – Zoya Akhtar’s Dil Dhadakne Do and Karan Anshuman’s Bangistan.

Dil Dhadakne Do, in Zoya’s trademark style boasts of an ensemble cast including Anil Kapoor, Ranveer Singh, Farhan Akhtar, Priyanka Chopra, Anushka Sharma and Shefali Shah. Shot mostly in foreign locales on a cruise ship, the film is a drama centered around a dysfunctional Punjabi family.

Film critic turned director Karan Anshuman’s Bangistan, a hilarious parody  stars Riteish Deshmukh and Pulkit Samrat as two rival, blundering terrorists with Jacqueline Fernandez making a special appearance.

Speaking on the announcement, Jyoti Deshpande, CEO, Eros International Media Ltd said, “After a successful association for Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, we are happy to once again partner with Excel who are known to make films that entertain as well as consistently offer a fresh take on cinema. Dil Dhadakne Do and Bangistan are looking extremely promising and we are looking forward to showcase these films internationally through our digital and distribution network”.

Producer Ritesh Sidhwani, Excel Entertainment added, “We are happy to collaborate with Eros for these two exciting projects and present them on a worldwide platform through their outstanding distribution network”.

Eros will release Bangistan on 17th April, 2015 and Dil Dhadakne Do on 5th June, 2015 in UK cinemas and the international markets.

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‘Kill Dil’ comes to UK cinemas on 14th November

Marking the arrival of an exciting new genre in Indian cinema – the ‘slick flick’ – Yash Raj Films presents the best of Bollywood’s new generation of talent in one of the most compelling and innovative films of the year, Kill Dil, releasing in UK cinemas on 14th November.

Produced by Aditya Chopra, Kill Dil is a glossy action flick with spirited passion at the heart of it. The film is directed by Shaad Ali, who makes an experimental departure from earlier super hits such as Bunty Aur Babli

Super stylised but substance heavy, Kill Dil features Ranveer Singh, Ali Zafar and Parineeti Chopra essaying their most leftfield roles to date. Making a radical departure from the comedy genre he is famous for, screen veteran Govinda depicts a negative role with equal prowess.

The buddy movie redefined for a new generation, Kill Dil combines action with romance, portrayed through a pulp fiction style of filmmaking that’s sure to be appreciated by film lovers and critics alike. The captivating mise en scene is complimented by an equally ingenious and addictive soundtrack composed by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy.

Synopsis: Once upon a time in North India, two killers, Dev (Ranveer Singh) and Tutu (Ali Zafar), roamed free. Abandoned when young and vulnerable, Bhaiyaji (Govinda) gave them shelter and, in turn, nurtured them to kill. All is normal in their lives until destiny throws free-spirited Disha (Parineeti Chopra) into the mix. What follows is a game of defiance, deception and love. Kill Dil is a film about the tricks the heart plays on an unsuspecting victim of love.

Prepare for a new dawn in Indian filmmaking as the Buddy Movie gets redefined in Kill Dil, presented by Yash Raj Films, releasing in UK cinemas on 14th November 2014.

 

Watch: ‘Kill Dil’ Title Track

The cool killer trio is here. Catch the wild, raw and dirty killers go crazy in the infectious and catchy Kill Dil Title Track.

Sonu Nigam and Shankar Mahadevan at their besttake you straight into the ‘wild wild North’ world of the indomitable characters – Dev, Tutu and Bhaiyaji.

Kill Dil releases in UK cinemas through Yash Raj Films on 14th November 2014.

Once upon a time in North India, two killers – Dev(Ranveer Singh) and Tutu (Ali Zafar), roamed free. Abandoned when young and vulnerable, Bhaiyaji (Govinda) gave them shelter and… nurtured them to kill!

All is normal in their lives until destiny throws free-spirited Disha (Parineeti Chopra) into the mix.

What follows is a game of defiance, deception and love.

Directed by Shaad Ali and produced by Aditya Chopra, Kill Dil is an entertaining thriller about guns and romance. Music has been composed by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy and lyrics by Gulzar.

 

YRF to release ‘Kill Dil’ in UK cinemas

Yash Raj Films will release their upcoming production Kill Dil in UK cinemas on 14th November 2014.

The production house has also today released the official poster of Kill Dil after the series of teaser character posters created a huge anticipation for the first look poster.

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Synopsis: Once upon a time in North India, two killers – Dev(Ranveer Singh) and Tutu (Ali Zafar), roamed free. Abandoned when young and vulnerable,Bhaiyaji (Govinda) gave them shelter and… nurtured them to kill!

All is normal in their lives until destiny throws free-spirited Disha (Parineeti Chopra) into the mix.

What follows is a game of defiance, deception and love.

The film releases in UK cinemas on 14th November 2014 through Yash Raj Films.

Directed by Shaad Ali and produced by Aditya Chopra, Kill Dil is an entertaining thriller about guns and romance. The music has been composed by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy and lyrics penned by Gulzar.

The trailer of the film will be released online on 18th September 2014. 

Ranveer Singh changes his name to promote Ching’s Secret

My Name is Ranveer Ching posterRanveer Singh appears in his most mouth-watering role to date. The star, known for his adventurous approach to choosing movies and creating memorable cinematic characters, has been signed on as the brand ambassador for Ching’s Secret. 

Ranveer can be seen in a music video for the brand titled – My Name is Ranveer Ching! Directed by Shaad Ali with music composed by Shankar Ehsaan Loy and lyrics by Gulzar, this high-energy video has been choreographed by none other than Ganesh Acharya, who has also devised a signature Ching’s move. While the song has been sung by Arijit Singh, Ranveer has also belted out the ‘Manchow Rap’ in his own inimitable style adding the Schezwani zing to the chartbuster. Not only that, he has also penned the lyrics for the rap.

Ranveer, who is known to choose his endorsements very judiciously, is super excited with this association. “I’m really happy to be associated with Ching’s Secret. I am personally a Hakka Chinese fanatic. So I leaped at the offer when the good folks at Ching’s Secret approached me to be their brand ambassador. I’m a big fan of their noodles, soups and their masalas – they’re really, really hot and spicy – just the way I like it. I am proud to be the face of the pioneer brand of the Hakka Chinese flavour in India and the world. Ranveer Singh and the secret of Ching- forward together ” said Ranveer.

Ching’s Secret is the brand that is partly responsible for making Chinese the second most popular cuisine in India! Synonymous with Hakka Chinese since 1996, it quite literally offers all the food ingredients and products required to make delicious Chinese at home. Catering to the demanding Indian palate that craves for Chinese with a desi twist, Ching’s has constantly come up with innovative, do-it-yourself Chinese food products. From the one-of-a-kind Schezwan Chutney to the Instant Schezchow Soup (a special blend of Schezwan and Manchow, with noodle bits) or the range of Chinese Miracle Masalas for a quick, 3-step approach to making Chinese food to the specialty sauces, Ching’s gives its die-hard customers instant Chinese gratification.

“A hatke brand like Ching’s needs an equally hatke brand ambassador. Ranveer Singh, being the hottest and most hatke star of his generation, is a perfect brand fit. As a brand aimed at today’s youth and young housewives, we felt Ranveer was the ideal youth icon who had pan-Indian appeal across all age groups,” said Mr. Ajay Gupta, MD, Capital Foods.

When a versatile actor like Ranveer and an exciting brand like Ching’s come together – the result can only be explosive. Watch out for ‘My Name is Ranveer Ching’ – appearing on a television screen near you.

YRF announces its renewed movie slate

Yash Raj Films has renewed its slate of forthcoming films for 2014 and 2015.


MARDAANI  
 22 August, 2014

Shivani Shivaji Roy is an astute cop working in a Mumbai Crime Branch unit. Deft at picking up hidden clues and fearless in confronting hardened criminals, Shivani stumbles on a case that will change her life forever.

Starring Rani Mukerji in the lead, playing the role of a cop for the first time, the raw and gritty film will be a distinct departure from Pradeep Sarkar’s style of filmmaking.

Directed by Pradeep Sarkar and Produced by Aditya Chopra

DAAWAT-E-ISHQ – 05 September, 2014

A deliciously romantic coming together of Gulrez “Gullu” Qadir (Parineeti Chopra) a Hyderabadi shoe-sales girl disillusioned with love because of her encounters with dowry-seeking men; and Tariq “Taru” Haidar (Aditya Roy Kapoor) a Lucknawi cook who can charm anybody with the aroma and flavours of his biryani and kebabs.

Starring Aditya Roy Kapoor and Parineeti Chopra

Written & Directed by Habib Faisal and Produced by Aditya Chopra

Music by Sajid-Wajid and Lyrics by Kausar Munir

HAPPY NEW YEAR – Diwali, 2014

An action-packed musical heist.

Starring Deepika Padukone, Shah Rukh Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, Boman Irani, Sonu Sood, Jackie Shroff & Vivaan Shah. Directed by Farah Khan and Produced by Red Chillies Entertainments Pvt. Ltd. Music by Vishal-Shekhar and Lyrics by Irshad Kamil

Distributed worldwide exclusively by YRF

KILL DIL 14 November, 2014

Once upon a time in North India, two killers – Dev (Ranveer Singh) and Tutu (Ali Zafar), roamed free. Abandoned when young and vulnerable, Bhaiyaji (Govinda) gave them shelter and… nurtured them to kill. All is normal in their lives until destiny throws free spirited Disha (Parineeti Chopra) into the mix. What follows is a game of defiance, deception and love.

Starring Ranveer Singh, Ali Zafar, Parineeti Chopra and Govinda

Directed by Shaad Ali and Produced by Aditya Chopra. Music by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy and Lyrics by Gulzar

TITLI – TBD

In the badlands of Delhi’s dystopic underbelly, Titli, the youngest member of a violent car-jacking brotherhood plots a desperate bid to escape the ‘family’ business.

His struggle to do so is countered at each stage by his indignant brothers, who finally try marrying him off to ‘settle’ him.

Titli, finds an unlikely ally in his new wife, caught though she is in her own web of warped reality and dysfunctional dreams. They form a strange, beneficial partnership, only to confront their inability to escape the bindings of their family roots. But is escape, the same as freedom?

Starring Ranveer Shorey, Amit Sial and introducing Shashank Arora

Directed by Kanu Behl and Produced by Dibakar Banerjee

DETECTIVE BYOMKESH BAKSHY! – 13 February, 2015

In a contemporary interpretation of war torn Calcutta during the 1940’s, the film follows the first adventure of Byomkesh (Sushant Singh Rajput), fresh out of college, as he pits himself against an evil genius who is out to destroy the world. It’s his wits against the most villainous arch criminal the world has seen, in a world of murder, international political intrigue and seduction.

Starring Sushant Singh Rajput. Directed and Produced by Dibakar Banerjee

BANK-CHOR – 06 March, 2015

A comic-caper, that tells the story of 3 morons trying to rob a bank who pick the worst day possible when everything that can go wrong, goes wrong and how they’re inadvertently caught in the crossfire of cops, industrialists and corrupt netas.

Starring Kapil Sharma. Directed by Bumpy and Produced by Ashish Patil. A Y-Films Production.

DUM LAGA KE HAISHA – 24 April, 2015

From overcoming his fear of the English language to dealing with an overbearing father, Prem (Ayushmann Khurrana) discovers that his oversized and mismatched wife, Sandhya (Bhumi Pednekar), who he thought was a spanner in his business and life, will actually lead him to something quite cool.

Starring Ayushmann Khurrana & Bhumi Pednekar

Directed by Sharad Kataria and Produced by Maneesh Sharma. Music by Anu Malik

FAN – 14 August, 2015

Shah Rukh Khan, the man unarguably with one of the greatest fan following globally, will now play the role of being the biggest fan himself in the forthcoming movie.

Starring Shah Rukh Khan. Directed by Maneesh Sharma, Produced by Aditya Chopra and Written by Habib Faisal

Trailer of ‘Gunday’ released at DIFF

The trailer of Gunday was unveiled at the decennial edition of Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) yesterday in the presence of the film’s stars Ranveer Singh, Arjun Kapoor and leading lady Priyanka Chopra along with director Ali Abbas Zafar.

Watch the trailer here:

The much awaited trailer proved to be an explosive and delightful treat for fans and press alike, leaving the audience eagerly anticipating the release worldwide on 14th February 2014.

Gunday-NanditaThe trailer unveil was followed up by an ‘In Conversation with Gunday’ session which included a lively discussion between Priyanka Chopra, Ranveer Singh, Arjun Kapoor and Ali Abbas Zafar who discussed the making-of and all components of the film.

Directed by Ali Abbas Zafar and produced by Aditya Chopra, the screening of the Gunday trailer marked a key Festival milestone as the first Indian Film to have its trailer premier at DIFF.

Based in Calcutta during its most unsettled times in the ‘70’s, the film deals with the inseparable life of Bikram and Bala. The story of 2 boys, boys who became refugees!

Refugees who became gun couriers… Gun Couriers who became coal bandits and coal bandits who became Calcutta’s most loved, most celebrated, most reckless, most fearless, most powerful!

A story of two happy-go-lucky renegades who came to be known as… GUNDAY!

GUNDAY TEAM at DIFF 2

 

Interview: “I am excited about my line-up of films” – Ranveer Singh

Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh speaks to BollyNewsUK about his films, co-stars, social networking and much more…

Ranveer in Lootera

How are you choosing your films?
If I have to be very honest, I go by the director’s previous work. I need to be excited about the person whom I will be putting my faith into. I am a director’s actor and for me, he is the captain of the ship. Then I look at the story of the project. It should be a story that has entertainment value and should be engaging. The story should evoke some kind of emotions out of me. Finally, I look at my part and character. It has to be a challenge that excites me because I’m going to put everything into it and I’m going to transform myself into the character. These are the main criteria that I look at when choosing a film.

Does this mean that you aren’t concerned about who plays the leading lady in your film?
No, not at all as that’s not my concern. I leave that to my director. If I am asked about my opinion, then I do say what I think. However, I don’t get involved in the casting of my heroines and I don’t make any demands. If I trust the script and my director, then I trust him to cast someone opposite me who will do justice to the role.

Ranveer Singh - Photo by Rohan ShresthaYour most recent release is Lootera, released in UK cinemas on 5th July. The director’s last release, Udaan, won many accolades and awards. Was that something that drew you towards doing his next film?
Yes. When I saw the film, I thought to myself how this director made such kind of a film in India. It was so unique and powerful. I decided back then that this is a creative mind that I would like to collaborate with. When the director, Vikramaditya Motwane, won the awards for Udaan, I won my award for my debut film Band Baaja Barat. I met him at the award function and told him that I loved his film and that I would love to work with him if he has a script for me. When I was offered the film, I loved the script and my role. The character I play in the film is slightly reserved and he doesn’t speak much, which is not usually attributed to my persona.

You were linked with your Lootera co-star Sonakshi Sinha. How do you deal with such rumours?
(Laughs) I have to give credit to Sonakshi for that rumour. She was the one who broke the ice initially and was really cool as a person. I remember the first time we met for this film was for the look test. She had started before me as we were shooting for a magazine cover. There were also all these rumours doing the rounds about us two. When I entered the room, she just shouted across ‘Hi Boyfriend’. She is really nice and comfortable to work with. She has a lot of ease to her approach towards a take and her character. I got to learn a lot from her. She chilled out throughout the whole process. She takes everything very easy and that translates into her performance. She doesn’t stress about anything and is cool as a cucumber.

So it doesn’t bother you whatever is written about you in the newspapers?
Well, both of us are mature enough to know that it’s just tabloid journalism. They need to fill space and make sales. They sensationalise news and that is part and parcel of the work that we do. We are young people and we know that we will be written about. We know better than to let such rumours affect our professional equation. I personally used to worry about these link-up stories but not anymore. I don’t subscribe to any tabloids anymore. I find them really beside the point. The point here is that I am a performer and a professional and I am here to perform and act in films. I allow all my energies to focus on that and don’t let myself to be distracted by what is being written about me. I don’t even know these days what is being written about me. When people tell me that they have read something I react with ‘Really? Is that what is being written about me?’ as I have no clue myself.

Ranveer Singh by Rohan ShresthaYour confidence was misconstrued as arrogance. Did you change yourself after almost everyone thought that you were arrogant?
When I started out I didn’t know that I have to act differently in front of people. I was just being comfortable in my own skin. I didn’t know what to say and what not to say. On whatever platform I went, I behaved just as I did with my friends, family or in my living room. I didn’t know that I shouldn’t do that. However, I have now learnt that. I don’t believe that I am arrogant. I don’t think that people who ever spoke to me would say that I am arrogant. I have developed a certain sense of tact which is important for a public figure. I know that I was misunderstood and fortunately, I still sometimes speak my mind. I still say what I am asked about and have managed to retain eighty or ninety percent of what I am. So it’s all good. As you get more experience, you learn more about how to be a public figure, which is not easy.

How do you prepare for a scene? Do you rehearse or are you very spontaneous?
I used to study a lot and do a lot of homework for acting before I performed. But now I have seen that a lot of my co-actors, especially Sonakshi Sinha, leave a lot of room for spontaneity. There is a certain organic nature that comes into the performance when you do that because it’s unplanned and unrehearsed and that’s the beauty of such a performance. I leave far more room now for spontaneity. I pretty much just learn my lines now and don’t fix a way of how I am going to perform the scene in case the director wants to change or mould the performance. He can then take it into any direction once we are on the film set.

You are recently joined Twitter and have a verified account but you don’t tweet much but retweet more…
(Laughs) Yeah, I think If I start tweeting then I will become obsessive. For the time being, I am using it as a platform for my work so that my fans know what professional work I am doing. For example, I will tweet a poster of my film. I use it as a platform for that. I had to get it verified before I started using it. It was a real battle to do that. I had to go through a lot to get it verified. There were many imposters on Twitter who were tweeting many incorrect political comments and inappropriate things about senior actors. I was getting into trouble because newspapers were picking up those tweets and were attributing them to my name. I was getting into a real mess because of these imposters which is why I wanted a verified account.

Ranveer SinghHave you experienced people on Twitter who ‘hate’ you or your work for no reason?
I was warned about this by my talent management. I was told that once I get on Twitter, there will be flak coming my way. I have been lucky though because I remember just two negative messages that were sent to me. All I see on Twitter is love. I get the warmest and full of love messages sent to me by fans. I read every message and I really can’t recall more than one or two negative messages.

What other films are you currently working on?
I am working on Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Ram Leela opposite Deepika Padukone. I also have another Yash Raj Films production, Gunday, releasing early next year. I will start working on Shaad Ali’s Kill Dill, also a YRF production, this year with Parineeti Chopra. I am excited about my line-up of films. There is plenty of variations of films and differences between the characters I am playing in each film. I will have four releases in a span of a year so I am happy with that.

How was your experience working with Deepika Padukone in Ram Leela?
It was amazing. She has really come into her own as a performer. She is very professional as well. The one thing I admire about her is her ability to multitask. She works very hard and that’s what I admire about her.