When we think about Ranveer Singh and the versatile roles he plays, we are nothing less than astonished and proud of him. But ten years ago, when the then 25-year-old actor stepped into the entertainment world no one would have guessed what the future had in store for him – or better still – what he had in store for us!
The actor who entered Bollywood with YRF’s Band Baaja Baaraat, co-starring Anushka Sharma, was first seen on the silver screen on December 10, 2010. In his decade long career, Ranveer had starred in close to 15 films. While a few choices made us question why he signed the dotted line, his other flicks left us thoroughly impressed. In fact, he delivered performances far better than we ever expected.
As Ranveer Singh celebrates 10 years in Bollywood, we at Koimoi bring you the many times he blew us away with his acting talents. From Alauddin Khilji in Padmaavat to Murad in Gully Boy and Peshwa Bajirao in Bajirao Mastani, here a look at 5 instances where the actor exceeded our expectations.
Ram Rajari – Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela
Before featuring in this Sanjay Leela Bhansali tragic love story opposite Deepika Padukone, we only saw him as the sweet romantic lover. While the start of this 2013 film was on a similar note, his character graph and performance left us spellbound. We can honestly say this role established him as one actor to look out for in the future.
Peshwa Bajirao – Bajirao Mastani
Another SLB directorial, this film makes us wonder if Ranveer Singh was a Maratha and not a Sindhi. From his accent to his personality and mannerism, the actor was every bit the Peshwa and a hundred times better than what we expected. Don’t you agree?
Alauddin Khilji – Padmaavat
What do we say about this role? The first instance we saw Ranveer Singh as the powerful emperor of the Khalji dynasty, Alauddin Khilji, we had goosebumps. And the work he put into getting into the skin is something we are proud of. What expectations we had from him was blow out of the world with his performance. We have to say, Sanjay Leela Bhansali really brought out the beast with RS in this period drama.
Sangram “Simmba” Bhalerao – Simmba
We had seen him do comedy before but never before had we seen him in a uniform. From the Rohit Shetty cop universe, Simmba saw Ranveer Singh go from a corrupt police officer to one who will stop at nothing to bring justice to the weak and punish the culprits. His expressions pull at your heartstring and make you applaud him and his team’s work in the end.
Murad Ahmed – Gully Boy
This character and film is part of our list not only because we saw some raw and real performances by Ranveer Singh but also because we got to hear him rap. Many actors have lent their voices to film songs earlier, but hearing RS rap was something different altogether. Zoya Akhtar’s direction brought out the real ‘Gully Boy’ hidden deep inside Ranveer.
Which role of Ranveer Singh was legions ahead of what you expected? Let us know in the comments below.