Mumbai: “Gunday” actor Ranveer Singh who is playing Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s
“Bajirao Mastani” stated that he always wanted to play the role of a warrior onscreen. In the film, Ranveer plays Maratha warrior Peshwa Bajirao.
“My name is Ranveer and it means yodha, warrior. I think I was born to play this part. I like the genre of historical drama so I was waiting to do a film like this. I was excited about it,” the actor said.
Ranveer Singh is just five-year-old in the film industry and yet, he took a leap of faith by playing a historical character on screen, but the actor says he always knew his decision to work on Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s “Bajirao Mastani” would pay off.
“At a critical stage of my career, I have given more than one year to a project and haven’t done anything else. Also, I went bald. This project has taken so much time. You could do three films meanwhile. It’s a big gamble. It’s a risk. But, somewhere I knew that it would pay off. It will be worth the effort,” Ranveer told PTI.
“I always wanted to do a character of a ‘yodha’. I also want to play a gangster. But in my eighth film I got chance to play a maha-yodha, it is a moment of joy,” he said. “There is no simple day. In Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s film everything is grand, huge. like getting ready used to take two and a half hours,” he added.
The actor thinks there is no formula to success. “Nobody has a formula to know what is going to be a success or what is not going to be a success. You should trust your creative instincts. I was very excited about this film as it’s a powerful story,” he said.