Ever since Band Baaja Baraat, actor Ranveer Singh has been quite a hit with audiences worldwide. With successful films such as Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela and Kill Dill (among various others), Ranveer has undoubtedly made his mark in the Indian film industry. Ranveer was speaking to media via video conference in Lahore, when he voiced his desire to visit Pakistan, Karachi specifically. He revealed that he had once visited the metropolis as a student.
The event was arranged by IMGC, in order for him and co-star Deepika Padukone to promote their upcoming flick Bajirao Mastani
“I share a close association with Karachi because my grandparents belonged to the city,” he said. “But now I have heard that the cities have changed a lot. Some of my relatives are still living in Karachi plus I have a lot of friends in Islamabad and Rawalpindi who keep me updated. Ali Zafar is a great friend who has invited me to Lahore on numerous occasions, sending me pictures of his beautiful house.”
Speaking about the film, the actor was all praise for director Sanjay Leela Bhansali and said that not only had the director dug deep into his pockets for the movie, he had also been meticulous.
“The role is very powerful but the message of the film plays on emotions. Sanjay spent a lot of money on the project and paid special attention to every detail,” he said. “People will remember my role for a long period of time. Sanjay Leela Bhansali is a very committed filmmaker and I learnt a lot from him,” added the actor.
Ranveer also said that though he was quite busy these days in promoting his film, his Pakistani fans would soon get to see him walking their country’s streets.
Actress Deepika Padukone was also present on the occasion and thanked Pakistani media for lauding her with the title Maha Lakshmi Devi of Bollywood. She said that fans would love every bit of her movie and respond in a positive manner.
“They will whistle and clap in every scene,” she quipped.