Ready to wait for a lifetime for Deepika: Ranveer Singh

Actor Ranveer Singh says he is willing to wait for his rumoured girlfriend Deepika Padukone for a lifetime.

“She is so beautiful that I would wait all my life for her,” Ranveer said at a promotional event of Bajirao Mastani yesterday in Pune where Deepika was also present.

When asked whether she too would be willing to wait for a lifetime for him, Deepika says, “What? You have to ask him in what context he said that. Wait at a restaurant... or...” 

The 30-year-old actor said it was just a joke before adding, “It was one of those random, smart, wisecracks which I cracked by saying ‘she is so beautiful that I will wait all my life for her’. You guys waited since morning for us. So if you ask me I would say she is so gorgeous that I would wait for her all my life.” 

To this, Deepika interrupted saying, “I don’t understand English at this point.” 

Deepika, who has earlier worked with Ranveer in Ram Leela and will next be seen with him in Bajirao Mastani, says that she has not seen any change in him as a person.

“As a person I think he is the same... same energy and same enthusiasm, same protectiveness and same warmth. As a person he has not changed,” the 29-year-old actor said.

However, she feels that as an actor Ranveer has grown a lot.

“As an actor he has grown tremendously after Band Baaja Baarat. Ram Leela was a defining point in his career. He can do a film like Band Baaja Baarat, Lootera, Ram Leela, Dil Dhadakane Do, he plays different kind of characters convincingly on screen,” she <g data-gr-id="72">said .</g>

“He (Bajirao) was a great man. The deeper I get into it the more I realise what a great man he was. It is a great honour to be selected to play this character,” Ranveer told reporters here at an event.

“I did my best to justify what I was given to play. He was a true Maratha. It has been an intense experience for me,” he said.

According to Ranveer, Bajirao Mastani is one of his few films which required hardcore preparation for the role.

“I had to focus and try and create something distinct. It is not easy to do a period character and transport mentally to that time,” he said.

“No other film demanded this much of me. It is not a complaint... I am proud and happy to play this role which you get in a decade. I had got to do much for my craft,” he added.

The Band Baaja Baarat actor thinks Deepika Padukone looks absolutely beautiful in the song Deewani Mastani.

Director Sanjay Leela Bhansali has created <g data-gr-id="66">a Aaina</g> Mahal (glass palace) for the song.

“Bhansali Sir has outdone himself. Sir had to create <g data-gr-id="76">a Aaina</g> Mahal of that scale and beauty to justify the beauty of his leading lady. That song is incredible... it will be one of the highlights of the film,” the 30-year-old actor said.

Gajanan aarti song from Eros International and Bhansali’s Bajirao Mastani was launched yesterday here at the Shree Chhatrapati Shivaji Sports Complex, Balewadi Stadium.

“Everybody finds a reason to party during Ganesh Visarjan (immersion). I love dancing in Visarjan processions... I have got down and danced in random Visarjans after becoming an actor.” 

Ranveer reveals ace choreographer Vaibhavi Merchant calls his style of dancing as Visarjan.

“It is one of my favourite dance forms of partying on <g data-gr-id="77">street</g> with loud music. People do strange steps. I am very excited and if I can’t control I will jump and go and dance in one of the processions,” he said.

Ranveer and Deepika were in Pune yesterday for the promotions of Bajirao Mastani.

“It is amazing we kickstarted the promotions from Pune as it is appropriate. Bajirao’s centre of empire is in Pune, his Mahal and his statue....,” Ranveer said.
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