After his unforgettable performance in Padmavat earlier this year, audience expects a little too much from newly-married Ranveer Singh, as his next movie, Simmba is all set to hit the theatres later this month. After entertaining people for almost eight years with his blockbusters, Ranveer Singh says he do not feel that he's under some pressure to deliver his best as now he look towards it like a responsibility towards what he loves doing, i.e. acting.
Ranveer Singh and Sara Ali Khan starrer Simmba releases on 28 December.
In his recent interview with a leading daily, he commented about people hoping a lot out of him, "I have been fortunate enough to experience both highs and lows. (I have been) Lucky and blessed that there have been more highs than lows, but I'm glad that the lows were there because they taught me a lot," he said.
While Ranveer has proved to be one of the greatest actors of his time with films like Band Baaja Baaraat, Lootera, Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela, Bajirao Mastani, Dil Dhadakne Do and Padmaavat; he has also faced some obstacles in his career with movies like Kill Dil and Befikre, which according to him taught that filmmaking is a collaborative process.
"According to me, whether it's my most successful film or least successful film -- I know in my heart of hearts that I tried my best, I performed with all honesty and never gave less than a 100 per cent. If a film did not work, that is not in my hands. From my point of view, my perspective, I gave it everything. For a film to become a hit or a flop, there are many variables and many factors. That said, I don't get pressurised. I see it as a responsibility to what I love doing," he said during the interview.
"When filmmakers collaborate with me, I only assume that they expect me to bring something to the table creatively and I like that. I appreciate that the finest filmmakers look upon me as a collaborator. It's something to be proud of and so I feel responsible," said Ranveer, who has worked with many fine directors like, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Zoya Akhtar, Aditya Chopra, Rohit Shetty and Vikramaditya Motwane.
"I want to make my fans, family, my team everybody who is directly or indirectly connected to me, my life, my career -- proud. So, I feel responsible in that way. So yes, I don't feel pressurised, but I definitely do feel responsible," he added.
In the same interview he was also asked, if he would like to play an anti-hero again?
To which he replied, "Khilji's part was mentally and emotionally taxing for me. I don't think I'm keen on going into the dark space again anytime soon. That said, I want to keep doing different things. I will explore new characters that have a fresh set of layers to play. I never say never, but probably not anytime soon."
In fact, the 33-year-old actor was advised by many to not to play Khilji.
He said, "The rationale behind that was pretty convincing. They rationalised saying how audiences are very emotional, they even draw lines between actors and stars. If they love a character, they will shower the love on who played the character and if they hate the character, that hate will come upon the actor."
But Ranveer saw it differently as he added, "I trusted the audience, I trusted their maturity and the fact that they have evolved over time that they can see the performance for what it is. I felt that if I do this part well, they will appreciate me as an actor. I'm glad I trusted the audience and my trust in them paid off. It was a huge risk, but I'm never one to play it safe. So I'm glad I took the risk."
After portraying a charming and smart cop in Simmba this year, Ranveer Singh will be seen in Gully Boy, '83 and a period drama Takht, next year.