He is one of Bollywood’s most celebrated actors who seems to be doing everything right. Being an inspiration for thousands across the globe, Ranveer Singh recently spoke to the media and expressed how his own inspiration came from the 90s era.
“I am a nineties kid. Born in 1985, the nineties era is what defines me. Following everything from movies, music, pop culture, fashion, those are my formative years. Whatever you subscribe to, stays with you forever,” Times of India reports the actor stating.
He went on to add, “I remember watching ‘Zabaan Sambhalke’ (1993-1998), ‘Dekh Bhai Dekh’ (1993 -1994)! Basically, I am TV ka bachcha (kid), a product of television, a TV kid. When kids were outside, I was in front of the idiot box.”
Not only did Singh glue himself to the contemporary TV drama’s of that time, his interest also lied in the periodic, religious and historic programmes too. “When I was not watching movies on VCR, I was watching Doordarshan. I remember waiting for ‘Ramayan’ (1987), ‘Mahabharat’ (1988) and ‘Chhaya Geet’ (1972-!982).”
Singh went on to say how his interests also included the many other shows internationally that were available. “It was like an event for me. I used to work backwards from the telecast time. That’s the decade for me. I used to watch TV all the time, non-stop, which included WWF (1896-1996). Even when mom was watching ‘Santa Barbara’ (1984–1993) and ‘The Bold And The Beautiful’ (1987), I was totally hooked,” he added.
Where Singh saw the height of the successes of these shows, he himself is continuing to be a part of great content. Applying his own knowledge of the 90s and putting into practice in some way, he will next be seen playing the role of Kapil Dev in ‘83’. The film will tell the story of the great cricketer and the Indian cricket team winning the World Cup in 1983.