"Vikram (director Vikramaditya Motwane) was very clear it had to be an amalgamation of James Dean and Dev Anand. So those were the references that he used to send me," the 28-year-old said here Monday at a Cafe Coffee Day outlet while promoting "Lootera".
"I did not do anything, he (the director) knew the kind of look he wanted, the kind of hair he wanted. Every detail he looked into, so I really didn't give any input this time, it was all Vikram's," he said.
Ranveer is happy with the appreciation his clean look is garnering, especially from his female fans.
"I am very happy everybody likes that clean cut look. I've got a lot of messages that are very appreciative of that look, especially from the ladies, which is nice," he said.
"Lootera" stars Sonakshi Sinha as Ranveer's love interest and hits theatres July 5.