Tuesday February 19, 2019

There’s A Small Price To Pay for Stardom, Says Ranveer Singh

Having a fan following of over 10 million on Twitter, Ranveer, who is loved for his flamboyance and energy, says he respects everyone's point of view

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Have been an admirer of Alia's work, craft: Ranveer. Flickr

In his eight-year-long journey in the Hindi film industry, Ranveer Singh has tasted immense success with blockbusters like “Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela”, “Bajirao Mastani” and “Padmaavat”. The actor says attaining this stardom comes with a “small” price to pay.

Popularly known as Bollywood’s livewire, Ranveer made his acting debut in 2010 with the hit “Band Baaja Baaraat”. Since then, he has starred in movies like “Ladies vs Ricky Bahl”, “Lootera” and “Dil Dhadakne Do” among many others which did well at the box office.

Asked if he agrees stardom comes with a price tag, Ranveer told IANS in an e-mail interview from Mumbai: “Yes, but my point of view is that it is a small price to pay. I feel very lucky and blessed that I’m one of those people who is getting to do what I love to do for a living and I could not ask for more.”

With big and diverse projects like “Simmba”, “Gully Boy” and “’83”, Ranveer, 32, has no reason to complain.

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Ranveer Singh Elaborates How He’s Grateful For the Work He Does. IANS

“I’m doing good work, I’ve collaborated with the finest filmmakers in the business, I’m a part of some exciting stories that are there to be told and I’m a part of some of the largest projects. So, the work is good.

“Along with being a professional in showbiz, there are a few things that come with it. You have to sacrifice a few things in your life. Your personal time, your sense of privacy… But like I said, the good (counters) the negatives for me. So, honestly, you will never find me complaining,” added the actor, who also endorses the eyewear brand Carrera.

With the success and fame he enjoys, how does he manage to keep his feet on the ground?

“Fortunately, I have a very strong support system. My family, my parents, my friends, my team — they have seen me through various phases of life. When they talk to me, they address the person, not the actor, not the star… and I’m very fortunate to have people around me who keep it real,” he said.

Ranveer understands that success and fame are fragile and transient.

“Aaj hai kal nahi hai (It’s there today and not tomorrow). So you have to value your opportunities and keep working hard,” he added.

The “Lootera” star is grateful for the opportunities that have come his way in such a short span of time. And with success, there is also criticism.

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Its Important To Takee Criticism In a Positive way, Ranveer Singh. IANS

Ranveer, who has faced failure with films like “Kill Dil”, “Gunday” and “Befikre”, says he has no trouble in taking criticism in his stride as he always “operates from a very honest place in my heart”.

“I do what I do without any ill will and malice towards anyone. I do the best I can possibly do for anyone; the hardest that I can possibly work towards anything. Whatever choices and decisions I make, I am honest to myself. So whenever there is criticism, I’m mature enough to know there will always be an opposing point of view and there will always be disagreement,” said the actor.

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Having a fan following of over 10 million on Twitter, Ranveer, who is loved for his flamboyance and energy, says he respects everyone’s point of view.

“I don’t reject criticism; I take it in my stride and do so quite easily,” he added. (IANS)

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Bollywood Tells Stories About Love, But Also Highlights Stalking

Cinema gets a dose of creepiness in the name of love

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Be it Varun Dhawan’s attempts to woo Alia Bhatt in “Badrinath Ki Dulhania”, or Akshay Kumar following Bhumi Pednekar and clicking her photographs without her consent in “Toilet: Ek Prem Katha” or Shah Rukh Khan singing the famous “Tu haan kar ya na kar, tu hai meri Kiran” — Bollywood tells stories about love but also highlights stalking.

Social activist Ranjana Kumari blames cinema for creating a culture of stalking women.

“They show that initially women say ‘No’ but don’t take ‘No’ for a ‘No’. It is actually a ‘Yes’. It has been there since long. Stalking has been packaged in a romantic way,” Kumari told IANS.

“It conveys the superiority that men have over women. She, in any case, has to give in. It is a myth that is being perpetuated by creating this culture… She is still an object of his desire,” she added.

Actress Swara Bhasker, who appeared in “Raanjhanaa”, admitted that the Aanand L. Rai directorial glorified stalking.

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“When it came out, it got panned by feminists for glorifying stalking… For a long time, I refused to believe it and thought that it is not true… But then as time passed by, I was like, actually, maybe yes,” she said when she joined actress Kareena Kapoor Khan for an episode of her radio show.

According to psychologist Samir Parikh, films have an impact on people at some level or the other.

“When you see something being presented in a palatable manner to you, you feel it is okay to do it, so you get desensitised to it. You get disinhibited and it changes your perception of reality. People, especially youngsters and vulnerable ones, end up doing what they see their role models doing,” Parikh told IANS.

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“It is important to educate and upgrade people and give them the right support and guidance,” he said.

All is not fair in love, and it is time to put the lens on it as well. (IANS)