21 June, 2021

It’s A Miracle I Became An Actor: Ranveer Singh

Bollywood superstar Ranveer Singh opens up about his acting career, film industry, success and failure, and other aspects of life in a candid interview to Giridhar Jha

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It’s A Miracle I Became An Actor: Ranveer Singh

Ranveer Singh is a bundle of energy and it shines through as he paces in and out of shooting at Mehboob Studio for a marathon interview session with Giridhar Jha. Excerpts…

Even after three blockbusters, you seem to have managed to keep your feet firmly on the ground. How come superstardom sits pretty on your head?

Even I think a lot about it. Fortunately, I have good people around me who keep me grounded. Without their support, I would not be able to do it. The fact that I bec­ame an actor is such a blessing that I keep saying it is a miracle. I don’t know if at some point of my career I will be able to give an ­in-d­e­p­th breakdown of how it happened for me. I got very lucky, no doubt, but I also made my own luck. After three-and-a-half-years of struggle, I finally got a break with Yash Raj Films.

My family was going through a financially difficult phase in that period. My parents had to sell off our bigger house and move into a smaller one. In my tiny...

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