"When I signed this film ('Lootera'), I thought the audience will get to see something different from me. I play an intense lover. Hopefully, people will get to see that I can act, there is intensity and depth and a range of emotions," the 27-year-old said here Sunday at a special screening of 'Lootera'.
He believes it's different from his past movies.
"In 'Band Baaja Baarat' my character was uninhibited, loud and vivacious, and 'Ladies Vs Ricky Bahl' was a glamorous film... I just had to look good. It was not necessarily a performance film, but 'Lootera' is," he added.
Directed by Vikramaditya Motwane, 'Lootera' is a period romance and stars Sonakshi Sinha opposite Ranveer. It hits theatres Friday.
Ranveer, who is awaiting four releases in the near future, hopes each one will take him a step forward as an actor.
"A big year for me is coming up with four releases. 'Lootera' this week, 'Ram Leela' in November, 'Gunday' in February and 'Kill Dill' mid next year. So it's a very big year coming up for me. I am quite aware of it, and I hope I move forward with each release. I think I'll be quite happy if that happens," Ranveer said.
Directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, 'Ram Leela' also stars Deepika Padukone, while 'Gunday' also features Arjun Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra.