Ranveer Singh: I am Ram, Ram is me


In the city to promote his latest film ‘Ram-Leela’, Ranveer Singh talks about playing Ram, making a fashion statement, and working with one of the toughest directors in Bollywood.

Tell us about Ram-Leela.

Ram-Leela is Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s spectacular vision, a young love story, an Indian Romeo and Juliet replete with Bhansali elements — grand, intense, dramatic, vibrant and emotionally charged. It’s the story of Ram and Leela, two people from two families who can’t see eye to eye. While Leela is a firebrand of a girl, Ram is the stud boy of the village — a raw, passionate guy who just wants to have a good time in life till his path crosses with Leela. Set in Gujarat, with all its colours and moods, this is Bhansali’s home ground, and he has even experimented for the first time with action and an item song, and a very menacing Supriya Pathak.

Which is your favourite love story?

Lootera, and the iconic Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge made by my mentor, Aditya Chopra….

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