"Deepika kicks my butt in badminton"
Ranveer Singh has revealed what a typical get-together with his in-laws is like.
The Bollywood star also shared how he is unable to beat Deepika Padukone in badminton.
Ranveer says that when he visits his in-laws, playing badminton is one of the activities to indulge in.
While he prides himself on being athletic, he often finds himself amazed by Prakash’s skills, even at the age of 66.
Ranveer said: “Let me tell you, Prakash Padukone, my father-in-law, he’s still got it.
“Whenever he picks up a badminton racquet, he puts on a show. He’ll stand in one place and make you run the entire court.
“Then sometimes, when he is in the mood, he will start doing these trick shots, which would blow your mind.
“He has got this almost saint-like energy. He is an absolute legend and the kind of wisdom about life and values that he shares with us as his kids is invaluable.
“I really treasure all the life lessons that he teaches us.”
Ranveer says that not only Prakash, but Deepika also beats him every single time when they play badminton:
“Deepika kicks my butt in badminton, let me tell you.”
The actor adds: “I don’t think I have beaten her ever.
“We started dating in 2012. It’s been 10 years and I am yet to beat her. And it’s not for lack of trying. I am running around sweating.
“There was a time when she used to beat me under 5 or 10 points.
“Now I have gotten to 15-16. So, I am getting there but still unable to beat her.”
Ranveer and Deepika began dating in 2012 and tied the knot in 2018.
Talking about what family time at his in-law’s place in Bengaluru is like, Ranveer says the family largely watches sport on TV.
He says: “That’s one activity our family loves doing.
“We love sitting on the couch, sitting around the television watching live sports together.
“We watch cricket, football, badminton, basketball, the Olympics. It’s one of our favourite activities to do together.
“My sister-in-law is a Manchester United fan so there is always banter going on between us.”
“Even the IPL is a big season for us. They are all huge Bangalore Royal Challengers fans and I’m partial to Mumbai Indians, of course.
“So yes, we are an avid sporting family that is also a very avid sports-watching family.”
Ranveer Singh will be soon seen on screen in his upcoming film Jayeshbhai Jordaar.
He has two other films in the pipeline – Rohit Shetty’s Cirkus, and Karan Johar’s Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani.