Ranveer Singh Reflects on 10 Years in Bollywood

Ranveer Singh has reflected on his decade-long journey in Hindi cinema and is “grateful” he got a chance to be an actor.

Ranveer Singh says it has been a fulfilling career for him and that he was a “different person” 10 years ago.

Bollywood’s lightning rod made his acting debut with Band Baaja Baaraat in 2010, before he went on to star in a slew of blockbusters such as Bajirao Mastani, Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela, Padmaavat, Dil Dhadakne Do, Simmba, Gully Boy and 83.

In an open statement, Singh said, “I have completed a decade and this journey has been beyond my wildest imagination. I am so grateful that I even got a chance to become an actor and filled with gratitude every day. It’s surreal for me to think that I am living my dream, I am so grateful for the opportunities, I value them tremendously.

“And what a journey it has been these 10 years – from ‘Band Baaja Baraat’ (BBB) to ’83’ and I am so happy that I got the opportunity to work with the best filmmakers, to show my repertoire as an actor, to explore my own craft in the diverse genres, to showcase my versatility.

He went on to add, “This journey has been fulfilling but I was a different person I was 10 years ago. When I started with BBB it was an overnight hit and I used to feel I can do anything. But as the years went on and I started gaining more experience and evolving as a person I realised I don’t know anything and I was like man this craft of acting and performance is limitless.”

“There is no right or wrong of doing things – it’s just creation, it’s so free flowing, its literally infinite. And so, I realised that today I’m in a position where I don’t know anything.

He concluded, “So 10 years in on the occasion of this momentous release of my career, I would say I’m hungrier than ever before.”

Singh will be next seen in Yash Raj Film’s Jayeshbhai Jordaar and Shankar’s remake of his blockbuster Anniyan.