He likes to go with his intuition and opt for roles that are challenging enough for him. If the challenge doesn’t scare him enough, he thinks it’s too easy for him and not worth it. In fact, Ranveer likes to shake things up to keep himself amused. He can’t sit ideally at one place for more than 30 seconds. He knows he’s hyperactive and has no qualms about it. He likes to play high stakes with everything. Ask him to be on his toes 24×7 and he’ll be game for it. Probably Bajirao Mastani was the result of his same quest to opt for something ‘challenging enough’.
In one of his previous interviews with Niranjan Iyengar on his talk show, ‘Look who’s talking’, the Padmaavat actor revealed he was actually shaging bricks before Bajirao Mastani went on floors. Speaking about the challenges for the same movie he said, “The movie’s going to take an entire year or more to shoot. I have to take all my hair off. I have to play a character who’s distinctive, who’s life is being chronicled.” The actor felt this role was tremendously challenging but that was the real beauty of it. He also felt that it was a huge risk for his career then. Dedicating a year and a half for just one movie wasn’t so easy. But he trusted Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s vision in the end. According to Ranveer, “He (SLB) doesn’t give a freek about anything or anyone other than his film.”
The actor agreed that it’s difficult for an outsider to fit in this industry. There were times when he felt left out, but it passed with the time. He took his own time to learn everything right from scratch and his first co-star Anushka Sharma helped him through it. When RS made his debut with Band Baaja Baaraat, Anushka had already done Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi. She was acquainted with the film making process and helped him understand the same. From Band Baaja Baaraat to Lootera, to the latest being Padmaavat, Ranveer has definitely come a long way and here’s hoping that he continues his inspiring journey.>