MUMBAI: The ever garrulous Ranveer Singh has been spotted all over town, fawning over his ‘Ram Leela’ co-star Deepika Padukone. But this time, the exuberant actor has made news for receiving a special gift from his unit!
Straight from the horse’s mouth, here’s Ranveer speaking of his last day of the shoot: “We shot at Film City for 12 hours and after that we had a wrap-up party. Priyanka Chopra was also present. Her special song-and-dance number winded up too. We cut a nice, big cake and after that, I gave a small speech and struggled to hold my tears back. When you shoot a film for such a long time, it becomes a part of you. You don’t want it to end.”
Ranveer elaborated: “(As a parting gift), the unit gifted me chaddis. Well, kind of chaddis. I have a scene in the film where I wear one of those. You may call them floral boxers, if you prefer a fancy name!”
Ranveer confirmed that he will be a part of the ‘special song’, which Priyanka Chopra has performed to. “Yes. But I didn’t get the chance to dance properly. I wanted to, but they stopped me. So yeah, I am in the song, but my character (unlike me) is not in the mental state to break into a dance at that point in the film.”
Ranveer also chose his words carefully, when describing the experience of working with a taskmaster like Sanjay Leela Bhansali. He said, “Working with Bhansali has given me many fond memories. His art and craft transports me to a different plane.
He is one of the most creative directors in Bollywood. It’s a bit of an exaggeration to call him ‘temperamental’.”