Actor Ranveer Singh says he is inspired by actress Priyanka Chopra's versatility and admires the work ethics of Deepika Padukone.
Ranveer will co-star with Priyanka and Deepika in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's upcoming period drama film Bajirao Mastani. Priyanka plays the role of Bajirao's first wife Kashibai, while Deepika will be seen as Mastani, his second wife.
"I am very proud of Priyanka. She is doing a great job with Quantico. She went to a new industry and is getting success there with her show," Ranveer told reporters when asked about the qualities of his two co-stars.
"I think Kashibai is a testament to Priyanka's versatility," he said. He is amazed at Priyanka's range as a performer. "She is a rare performer and a very fine artist. I am allured towards actors who show versatility and range. Priyanka has shown different kind of range by playing different characters. Hats off to her versatility, it inspires me," he said. (Also Read: Anyone Better Than Deepika-Ranveer as Bajirao Mastani? Priyanka Answers)
Ranveer, who is reportedly dating Deepika, was all praises for her work ethics. "I like Deepika's work ethics, they are unparalleled. She can multi-task. She is a thorough professional and a very generous actor," he said.
"I think one can completely surrender and submit and you know things will be great. She is connected to you as a co-actor. When you are acting with Deepika, you are on a good wicket," he said.
Priyanka and Ranveer were speaking at an event to promote Bajirao Mastani, where the latter performed on Malhari song, while the former danced on Pinga number.
"The song Pinga is very difficult. Hats-off to the ladies (Priyanka and Deepika), they have done a great job," Ranveer said.
Priyanka also praised Ranveer, with whom she previously co-starred in Gunday and Dil Dhadakne Do. They also shared screen space in Mr Bhansali's Ram Leela, though just for a song.
"It (Ranveer's energy) is inspiring. Ranveer and I share a comfort level, we fight but have mutual respect and share a great chemistry," she said.
On Deepika's absence from the event, Priyanka said in a lighter vein, "I miss my partner in crime. She is busy doing Tamasha (Deepika's latest release). I couldn't have asked for a better partner."
Bajirao Mastani releases December 18.