He is the next superstar of Hindi Cinema. He is also the most talented, driven, intelligent & focused film personality to have entered the Indian film industry in recent times. In one word, Ranveer Singh is a phenomenon.
Facts speak for themselves. Just over 5 years of acting, and Ranveer has notched up unmatched achievements with the magnum opus ‘BAJIRAO MASTANI’. Perfect in accent, bearing, tone & performance, Ranveer’s interpretation of Peshwa Bajirao is “one of the greatest performances of all time”, to quote a film critic. Universally applauded for a breath taking, commanding act onscreen, Ranveer won over film aficionados, critics & movie buffs with an eponymous effort that has set a new standard. Riding on his performance & a brilliant team effort helmed by auteur Sanjay Leela Bhansali, ‘BAJIRAO MASTANI’ has upped the box office game.
He is the only actor of his generation to have garnered nearly 350 crores in domestic box office business, with the film sustaining over 45 days after its theatrical release. While bombarding of films is common practice these days, a film running for such a long period in cinemas, much beyond a competing multi starrer film & a leading Hollywood franchise film, speaks for itself. Ranveer Singh won the box office battle, smashing the competition with sheer grit & charisma.
Not just in India, overseas, ‘BAJIRAO MASTANI’ has minted over a 100 crores in earnings. A locked down market where established names like the Khans of Bollywood rule, Ranveer is the new hero whose film has earned serious money & sustained in the Indian overseas audience market after a long time. That ‘BAJIRAO MASTANI’ has become a superhit overseas, goes on to prove that Ranveer’s mass appeal is universal, sustained & reflective of his huge connect with Indian youth everywhere.
2015 also featured him in a winsome performance in the urbane, posh ‘DIL DHADAKNE DO’, yet another film that has benefited from his exponentially growing mass popularity. Naturally, film trade, which has the final word on the business of cinema, considers him the only bankable star of his generation; one who can single handedly shoulder a blockbuster.
Ranveer’s sustained appeal is further established from the clean sweep that he has made of mainstream film awards... From the prestigious Filmfare Award, to Guild & Screen Awards, Ranveer has won all top honors. Chutzpah defines him, which is why; the credible news brand NDTV had declared him ‘Entertainer of the Year.’
Beyond cinema, Ranveer’s naturally flamboyant personality reveals itself in his personal style. Undoubtedly, he is India’s number one male style icon, the only one that matters to experimental designers & creative minds in the world of fashion. Someone who can sport dhoti pants, floral suits, bizarre, studded shoes & quirky head gear with élan, his status as THE male Style icon has made him a natural choice as ‘GQ Best Dressed Man of the Year’, ‘Filmfare Best Dressed Male Star’ & many more honors. His choices encourage Indian designers to push the male style envelope, and that brings to mind his likeness to Johnny Depp, a Hollywood style icon who triggered substantial change in male fashion.
An actor par excellence, with the ability to swing quirky fashion & a series of intelligent film choices, the erudite Ranveer Singh is an organic choice for leading international & national brands as brand ambassador. To name a few - Adidas Originals (first ever actor as brand ambassador), Durex Condoms (first ever brand ambassador), Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, Colgate Max Fresh, Quikr & Ching’s Secret (which has become a case study in itself in branded content by clocking the fastest 10million views in Indian advertising!) define the evolving 21st century Indian consumer economy; that Ranveer is their face, explains his natural born versatility & easy connect with Indians. His personal involvement in ideation & creation of ad campaigns for these brands also sets him apart. Dipping into his experience of copywriting & advertising, Ranveer was integral to subtle social messaging in the Durex condoms campaign. That he endorsed a sexual health product as his first ad, helped build consciousness & acceptance for safe sex amongst youth. Currently, he is the face of several new brands, each one diverse & huge. Will each ad featuring him be cool & fun? You bet! Internet ka King, Ranveer Ching!
A natural born entertainer, Ranveer has so far not picked up television & many live acts onstage. Each time he has stepped out onstage, he has engaged & enthralled audiences with humor & sheer energy. Spontaneous, he improvises on his stage acts as a host on the spot. His co-hosting of IIFA 2014 with Arjun Kapoor has made him one of the most highly touted & sought after TV host. He has also been approached for interesting television formats as anchor; but that’s a space that is yet to witness the Ranveer Singh phenomenon.
A fitness icon & a style guru to India’s youth, Ranveer also writes & thinks through & contributes to his films and ad campaigns as a team player. Which is why, he has become highly popular amongst leading filmmakers. Currently, he is being chased with massive film offers that promise to present new sides of him as an actor. Being the connoisseur of memorable cinema, he has starred in Aditya Chopra’s breezy, romantic film ‘BEFIKRE’ opposite Vaani Kapoor. With a world of roles to choose from, Ranveer has stuck to his guns for seeking the best, most qualitative & most appealing parts. Working with Aditya Chopra, a rare filmmaker, who has only worked with Shah Rukh Khan so far, understates Ranveer Singh’s true potential. Without question, he is the next superstar of the future.
But will he rest on his laurels? No. Ranveer will continue to challenge himself & push the envelope; ensuring that the Ranveer Singh phenomenon remains what it is- unmatched as a standard of excellence and entertainment.
Films as an Actor: BAND BAAJA BAARAAT (2010), LADIES VS RICKY BAHL (2011), LOOTERA (2013), RAM LEELA (2013), GUNDAY (2014), KILL DIL (2014), DIL DHADAKNE DO (2015), BAJIRAO MASTANI (2015), BEFIKRE (2016)