Ranveer Singh: Masala films encouraged me to be an actor
Set to try his hand at one in Rohit Shetty's cop drama Simmba, Ranveer Singh talks abut his love for the genre
He has played a gamut of roles since his Bollywood debut in 2010, but it is his love for masala entertainers that drew him to Bollywood. "Mainstream Hindi films, masala entertainers are the reason I ever wanted to become an actor. When I was a kid, I used to only watch these kind of films. It has been my education, it has been a part of my upbringing. So, it is a huge deal for me that I am finally doing something that is a true blue masala entertainer," Singh stated about his upcoming cop drama Simmba.
Ranveer Singh plays a flamboyant policeman, Sangram Bhalerao, in Rohit Shetty's directorial venture. "Having put in the work over [a] few years, I'm getting to be a leading man in Rohit sir's film. I regard him to be the finest proponent in the masala genre. He is the undisputed best in the business of masala entertainers. It could not be sweeter, it could not be better," said the actor.
This will be the first time that Ranveer Singh will try his hand at a mass comedy. He says it is his home territory as he is a big fan of actor Govinda. "I'm a Govinda fan. Yes, I'm going to try my hand at mass comedy but I always thought this would be home territory for me because some of my favourite films that I have grown up watching are Govinda's films. Mass comedy is something that I thought I would be adept at," he said. Shetty, meanwhile, is currently filming for the ninth season of stunt-based reality show Khatron Ke Khiladi in Argentina.
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