Ranveer Singh may have been the butt of many jokes before his debut film, Band Baaja Baaraat released, but the stubbled star is suddenly a sought-after hero, thanks to his first film doing well at the ticket windows. He is not a great-looking guy, which is why people in the trade felt, he would never make it as a leading man. But he proved everyone wrong with a sterling performance in his launch vehicle, after which snide remarks against him stopped, giving way to positive comments. Not just that, the very hero who was supposed to have no future in the industry has, in a short span of less than three months since its release, heard around 50 scripts already. Of course, the only film he is currently committed to doing is Ladies Vs Ricky Bahl, to be produced once again by Yash Raj Films and directed again by Maneesh Sharma.
Tears Of Joy
Ranveer Singh also broke into tears when he got his break in ‘Band Baaja Baaraat’ and he broke down also when he bagged his first award for the best debut (male). He recalls, “When Aditya Chopra called me to his office one Thursday, I knew, it was for telling me whether I had been selected for the role or not. I was, obviously, very nervous. When he told me, I’d be doing ‘Band Baaja Baaraat’, for which I had already auditioned, I sprang from my seat and gave him a bear hug. Then I embraced Maneesh Sharma, my director, who was seated next to me. After that, when Maneesh and I left Adi’s cabin, I just sat on the floor and began to cry out of joy.” History repeated itself when Ranveer bagged his first award for the best debut (male). He recalls, “I was backstage, waiting for my name to be called out because I had been told, minutes earlier, that I was the winner. Just then, my co-star, Anushka Sharma, came there and began telling me things like, ‘You’ve wanted this moment, you’ve worked so hard for it. Cherish it. Take a deep breath. Enjoy the moment…’ That did it! Before she could complete her sweet talk, I had begun to cry, I just couldn’t control my tears of joy.”