After giving us back to back stellar performances, Ranveer Singh is now gearing up to play the role of a police officer in Rohit Shetty's Simmba, a street rapper in Zoya Akhtar's Gully Boy and as the cricket star Kapil Dev in'83. Is anything he is not doing? I don't think so.
Experimenting with roles is nothing new to Ranveer
From the desi entertainer in Band Baaja Baaraat to the introvert man in Lootera and the raw and flamboyant character in Goliyon ki Rassleela Ram-Leela- versatility has been the mainstay in his Bollywood portfolio.
"I am attracted to those performers the most who have that chameleon-like quality and have that ability to transform into each character. Like the Hollywood actors Daniel Day-Lewis and Johnny Depp... These are some of my biggest heroes," Ranveer said. "They pick an eclectic mix of characters, they keep switching things up from film to film which I have aspired to do in my own filmography. It is very exciting for me to switch things up. It keeps you stimulated, challenged and it is my constant endeavour and I aspire to be recognised as a versatile performer." He added.
Ranveer admits that he enjoys surprising the audience with something new everytime he is on-screen.
He wants every filmmaker to believe that he has the ability to excel in various genres. "I want the audience to remain excited about my work. I hope they will look forward to my work thinking 'I wonder what he will do next'." He said.
The 32-year-old, who has courted praise galore with his Padmaavat role, keeps saying his "best is yet to come".
"Hopefully, I will continue to work hard. It was a very rewarding process to be playing Alauddin Khilji. I learned a lot and I grew a lot in performing the role and I hope I continue to do that in 'Simmba', 'Gully Boy' and ''83'.
"Having mentioned the three films that I am currently committed to, I must express how excited I am to be working with these filmmakers, some of the finest in the business -- Zoya Akhtar, Rohit Shetty and Kabir Khan.
"Each of them is making a film that has their signature all over it. So, I feel very blessed."