There has been a lot buzz around Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone's relationship lately, however the Band Bajaa Baraat actor has always stayed mum about this rumour. The 31-year-old actor told news agency IANS that he prefers to be protective about his personal life. "The thing is I find that there is too much scrutiny anyway, and I don't want to encourage it or add to it. So, I am very protective about my personal life. I would like to protect a few aspects in my life," said Ranveer. Deepika Padukone will be seen with Ranveer Singh in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmavati. Their third collaboration after Ram Leela and 2015's Bajirao Mastani, both directed by Mr Bhansali.
"I am mostly open and honest, but there are some aspects that I choose to protect and I hope people respect my decision," the actor told IANS.
Speaking about his 'magical' journey in Bollywood, Ranveer Singh said: "I genuinely believe that I am living a dream. Every day when I wake up, I can hardly believe that I am a mainstream actor who works in Hindi films. Working in mainstream Hindi films has been my dream ever since I was a little kid."
The Ladies Vs Ricky Bahl actor further added that he has learnt immensely by collaborating with talented people who have in turn enriched his creativity and life. "My work has been appreciated and I have learnt from the highs and, more so, from the lows. I have become more of a well-rounded person thanks to my experience," he told IANS.
Talking about his equation with Sanjay Leela Bhansali, 53, Ranveer told IANS: "I have learnt the maximum from him (Bhansali). He has moulded me as an actor and shaped me as a creative person. He has been a tremendous influence on me. Some of the greatest learnings that I've had are by simply observing the way he goes about his work. He really is the epitome of someone who believes that the process is the prize."
"It's a matter of great honour that I have been selected to be his leading man for the third time in a row. That in itself is a great achievement to me. And I hope to collaborate with him and continue to make memorable cinema," he added.
The shoot of Padmavati was recently stalled by protestors reportedly from Rajput Karni Sena, who attacked the director. Talking about the film, the Lootera actor said: "It is an extremely fascinating story. I am overjoyed that we have one of the most talented actors in Hindi film, Shahid Kapoor, joining the team this time. The way it's shaped up has me really excited. I have gone and seen the rushes of whatever we've shot so far and there's a long way to go."
Ranveer Singh was last seen in 2016 movie Befikre opposite Vaani Kapoor. He has also been roped in for Zoya Akhtar's next venture Gully Boy opposite Alia Bhatt. The shoot of the film will begin in November this year.
(With IANS inputs)