'I'm very protective about my personal life'

Gossip mills have been in overdrive with rumours of his relationship with actress and Padmavati co-star Deepika Padukone, but Ranveer Singh has always chosen not to speak about it. The actor says he prefers to be protective about his personal life.

"The thing is I find that there is too much scrutiny anyway, and I don't want to encourage it or add to it. So, I am very protective about my personal life. I would like to protect a few aspects in my life," Ranveer said.

"I am mostly open and honest, but there are some aspects that I choose to protect and I hope people respect my decision," the actor added.

The 31-year-old star has been a part of the industry for over six years and has worked in hit films like Band Baaja Baaraat , Goliyon Ki Raasleela
Ram-Leela , Dil Dhadakne Do and Bajirao Mastani.

He describes his experience in the Hindi film industry as "magical".

"I genuinely believe that I am living a dream. Every day when I wake up, I can hardly believe that I am a mainstream actor who works in Hindi
films. Working in mainstream Hindi films has been my dream ever since I was a little kid," he added.

The actor, who was also lauded for his role in Lootera, says he has learnt so much by collaborating with many gifted people who have enriched
his life and creativity.

"My work has been appreciated and I have learnt from the highs and, more so, from the lows. I have become more of a well-rounded person
thanks to my experience," he added.

Ranveer's next film is Padmavati, directed by ace filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali. The film also features Shahid Kapoor and Deepika.

This is not the first time that Ranveer is working with Bhansali. They last worked together for Ram-Leela and Bajirao Mastani.

"I have learnt the maximum from him (Bhansali). He has moulded me as an actor and shaped me as a creative person. He has been a tremendous influence on me. Some of the greatest learnings that I've had are by simply observing the way he goes about his work... He really is the epitome of someone who believes that the process is the prize," he said.

The Ladies vs Ricky Bahl actor feels honoured to be working with the filmmaker for the third time.

"It's a matter of great honour that I have been selected to be his leading man for the third time in a row. That in itself is a great achievement to me. And I hope to collaborate with him and continue to make memorable cinema," he added.
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