Ranveer Singh on his “fairy-tale” journey in Indian cinema

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2018 has been a grand year for actor Ranveer Singh. To maintain grounded amongst all the uproar, the actor says he steers through all the blessings and positivity by staying away from his own hype.

The actor’s extravagant persona, his marriage with Deepika Padukone and consecutive hits ‘Padmaavat’ (2018) and ‘Simmba’ (2018) have kept him in the headlines throughout the year and he is aware how it can affect a person’s stance.

DNA reports Singh saying, “When this happens around you, there are two possibilities, you either believe it or you are simply aware of it. While I am aware of it, I don’t start believing in my own hype. My experiences have shaped me to be the kind of person I am.”

Singh said he keeps himself grounded by incessantly reminding himself of his struggle period. “I had a proper struggle period of three and half years, so today when opportunities come my way, I value them tremendously. I never lose sight because I have a vivid memory of the times when I had none of this,” he told Press Trust of India.

The film industry is one of most unpredictable places and an actor’s sense of security is challenged every Friday and Singh shared that this was something that he had to learn to deal with. “I try and adopt the middle path. Don’t get too carried away with the success and don’t get bogged down by failures. I feel happy when I succeed, you must do that. But then quickly immerse yourself in the current moment again.” He added.

Singh shared that the child in him still considers his journey to success in Hindi cinema, a fairy tale. “This one kid, out of nowhere, had a dream and he’s now living it. Everyday my heart is filled with gratitude. I pray before I go to work and always say thank you because I value it. It is surreal what is happening with me, or around me,” said Singh. This love keeps me grounded and humbled. When fans ask me to get clicked with them, what I am actually thinking is ‘What? Me? Do they really want to be clicked with me!'”

Singh’s first release of 2019 will be Zoya Akhtar’s ‘Gully Boy’ opposite Alia Bhatt.

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