Ranveer Singh is not just a director’s actor but also a methodical actor. He prefers getting into the skin of the character and does what’s best for the character.
Ranveer’s upcoming movie is Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s magnum opus Padmavati in which for the first time he plays an antagonist. He will be seen as Alauddin Khilji and as a part of preparation, he has shifted to a new apartment in Goregaon, which is closer to his shooting venue, Film City.
He has done this to seclude himself from rest of the world and also save time in commuting. Calling his new home as gufa (den), he said, “This is where all the real work happens. I am completely cut off (from the outside world) when I am in my den. I am so high up over here (in the building) that there’s no mobile signal at all. So, even if I want to, I can’t be on the radar.”
In fact, I have designed this place like my workshop, and this is where I do all my creative work. And it’s a process that really helps me. It works very well for me as an actor. So, you can say that this is where all the action really happens,” the Dil Dhadkane Do star added.
Ranveer is dividing his time between the shoot of Padmavati and promoting his upcoming movie, Aditya Chopra’s Befikre. Ask him about how he manages, he said, “I’ve had more time to prep for this (his part in Padmavati) than I did for Bajirao Mastani. I got a few more days this time around.”
The actor believes that this is the toughest part he has every played before. “It’s completely out of my comfort zone. It’s a negative character. And to make such maverick decisions at this stage (of my career) is a huge risk. But I have to keep my creativity alive. I have always maintained that something is worth doing only if it thoroughly scares you,” he concluded.