Ranveer Singh exuded passion after a successful Bollywood debut with “Band Baaja Baaraat”. But his eagerness and honesty didn’t go well with the industry and the actor has now mended his ways and become cautious.
“I am very enthusiastic and excitable. That is the person I am. It’s really sad that in the initial stage, my enthusiasm was viewed negatively and misrepresented. You have to watch what you have to say. Yes, my experience has made me cautious, but I am going to retain who I am and I think people will get used to my extra energy and enthusiasm,” Ranveer told reporters.
“I have got a lot to give and I have got a lot of energy. I hope with time people accept me as who I am,” he added.
The 27-year-old believes one cannot pretend for a long time and added: “At some level you have to be who you are and show who you are. If you will try to put a front, it can only be for some time. It becomes very taxing to be someone you are not.”
His enthusiasm was just as director Maneesh Sharma’s “Band Baaja Baaraat” bagged him his first Filmfare for the best male debut in 2010.
But Ranveer is not resting on his laurels and says that “feeling relaxed and comfortable” is not seen as a good thing.
“I don’t want to get relaxed and comfortable. It will some way or the other lead me to be complacent which I don’t want,” he said.
“I think with every film you have to do something different. You can’t get comfortable or take it easily. You have to keep pushing the envelope and pushing the boundaries,” added the youngster who is trying new things with his new projects “Lootera”, “Ram Leela” and “Gunday”.
Asked if cutthroat competition has made him insecure in any way, Ranveer said that he doesn’t have that “competitive edge”.
“If I am in a situation that makes me comfortable, then my alarm goes off. I think I am in a very good wicket. I think filmmakers see me as a versatile actor and I think had a great start, have a great line up of films with me. I am really not insecure,” he said.