“I am only me. I am unique."
Bollywood superstar Ranveer Singh is truly one of a kind.
Quirky, cheeky and endearingly sexy, Ranveer has rapidly become a favourite of female Bollywood fans everywhere.
DESIblitz lists 10 reasons why we absolutely adore Ranveer Singh.
1. He gives Every Role his All
Ranveer likes to get into the skin of the character and plays each role with full conviction.
To prepare for his role of warrior Peshwa Bajirao in Bajirao Mastani, Ranveer took time off and secluded himself so that he could perfect the nuances of the character.
He also trained in one of India’s oldest forms of martial arts, Kalaripayattu, and shaved his head bald for the film.
For roles which required him to go shirtless (like in Gunday and Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela), he undergoes intense physical training for weeks. Twelve hours prior to a shoot, he will stop drinking and eating to create the right visual physical effect.
2. His Crazy Antics
There’s a lot of things Ranveer Singh has done in the last few years that has kept in him in the limelight not just because of his films!
Hrithik challenged him in the ‘Bang Bang dares’ to perform on a busy street of Mumbai. Ranveer took it to another level and danced to Hrithik’s song ‘Main Aisa Kyun Hoon’ in a Krrish costume!
He also does not hesitate in showering his fellow co-star, Arjun Kapoor, with affection through a series of kisses and hugs: “I like being an entertainer; I look upon myself as a channel to spread positivity, joy,” he says.
3. He’s Hot Property
His chiseled six-pack abs and playful personality has made him desirable by girls across the world!
He was voted FHM’s ‘Most Hottest Bachelor’ and has graced the cover of several magazines topless.
Sunny Leone named Ranveer the hottest man in Bollywood!
4. He’s Dating Deepika Padukone
The hot couple shared sizzling chemistry in Ram-Leela, and Ranveer called their kiss, ‘the best kiss you’ll ever see in a Hindi movie’. Ranveer says:
“She always makes me look good. My performance will always be better because of her and am really excited to work with her in Bajirao Mastani.”
On top of that, Ranveer posted cute Instagram of the pair together with the caption, ‘Don’t we look good together’. Indeed, they do and we can’t wait to see the pair together again on-screen!
5. His Quirky Fashion Sense
Ranveer is famous for showing up at events in a very different look from any of the other actors!
His wardrobe features gold-patterned blazers, cobra print suits, orange tapered shoes and oversized spectacles:
“I am only me. I am unique. I would feel uncomfortable dressing as per the expectations of others,” he says.
6. He is a Self-Made Actor
After returning from studies in America, Ranveer would go for all kinds of auditions, but did not get any good opportunities, while only getting calls for minor roles:
“Everything was so bleak. It was very frustrating. There were times I would think whether I was doing the right thing or not.”
Then finally he got his big break in Band Baaja Baaraat (2010), which was loved by critics and by audiences, emerging as one of the biggest sleeper hits of the year.
7. He can be the Intense Lover…
Ranveer Singh’s role in Lootera gained mass appreciation. Rajeev Masand of CNN-IBN wrote: “He brings a quiet sensitivity to Varun, and occasionally a smouldering intensity, leaving a lasting impression.”
Taran Adarsh said: “Ranveer has been entrusted with a complicated character so early in his career. And Ranveer makes the most of it by making the character come alive. He’s simply fantastic!”
8. …Or the Full-On Action Hero
Ranveer Singh’s role in Gunday heavily contrasted to that of Lootera, showing how diverse he is in the characters he can enact.
Danny Bowes wrote: “Not yet thirty, he’s already showing the charisma necessary to pull off full-on masala hero roles in their most florid glory, and the acting chops to build the proper emotional foundation to support the heroic swagger.
“As a physical presence, he’s almost overwhelming, as if the power of his stardom is not to be contained.”
9. He Does Things no other Actor would do
Ranveer Singh is one of the rare actors to endorse condom brand, Durex. He admits that he knew the ad had an uncertain outcome and may be considered sleazy.
However, he still took that risk because he felt that people can’t afford to be shy about sex, which has both personal and social implications:
“I am very comfortable with my sexuality and I am comfortable in speaking about sex. Sex shouldn’t be considered a taboo – it is a topic that calls for awareness and should not be shunned.”
He confesses that he can’t do without sex, that he always carries a condom in his wallet, owns many x-rated magazines and has had several one night stands.
10. He’s the One to Watch
His diverse roles mean that the audience will never get bored of watching Ranveer Singh:
“I like to change things, shake them up, I like to play high stakes,” he says.
There’s even more to look forward to in his future career with Bajirao Mastani and Dil Dhadakne Do, both are set to release in 2015.
Ranveer Singh is swiftly become an icon for the young Indian man, and we simply can’t get enough of him.