To get the perfect look of the Maratha emperor, actor Ranveer Singh choose to shave off his head even though he had an option of going for artificial head cover for his upcoming big release 'Bajirao Mastani'.
Ranveer Singh. Pic/PTI
"I decided to tonsure my head to look like Bajirao, though I had the option of using artificial head cover like other co-stars in the film, which was not a practical solution because it required one-and-half hour to apply before shooting and another one hour to remove it," Ranveer said.
The 'Band Baja Baaraat' actor was in the city today for a dance event organised by the Lokmat Media Group.
"I thought it would be better to shave off. After tonsuring, I had the biggest satisfaction of living up to the expectation of the role, since I knew it will not affect my other films as Bajirao shooting continued for next one-and-half year," he said.
The actor has essayed the role of the 17th century Maratha ruler with his "Ramleela" co-star Deepika Padukone as 'Mastani' and Priyanka Chopra playing Bajirao's wife Kashi Bai in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's magnum opus project.
"I had left family, friends and mobile for about 21 days and confined myself to the room of a hotel in Juhu and completely immersed myself in the role. When I came out of the hotel, I was bubbling with enthusiasm and a completely changed Bajirao in me," the 30-year-old actor said.
On the controversies surrounding the film, Ranveer said it is for the producer and the director to make their stand clear.
To a poser on parallels being drawn between his onscreen jodi with Deepika and the iconic pair of Shah Rukh Khan-Kajol, Ranveer said the two pairs have a different appeal and fan following.