Clearly, 2018 was a year of highs for Ranveer Singh. He kicked it off with a ‘historical’ outing – as Alauddin Khilji in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s magnum opus, 'Padmaavat' (his biggest box office hit till date). He also went on to team up with Zoya Akhtar and Alia Bhatt in 'Gully Boy', and Rohit Shetty in 'Simmba'.
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“2018 was an insane year. With Padmaavat, I got my biggest commercial success as well as an avalanche of acclaim. And it was all for a part that many people initially suggested me to not take up. Playing a negative character was a huge risk and a big gamble but it clearly paid off in a massive way. Then, Gully Boy turned out to be a really fulfilling creative experience. It getting selected for the Berlin Film Fest came as an awesome piece of news. But last year, I also lost my naani (maternal grandmother), which was very unfortunate. However, it brought the entire family closer, and that’s how I choose to look at it. Then, I got to do full ‘herogiri’ in Simmba. I think I was born to do that – be a massy masala film hero. It was a very rewarding and the most fun experience I’ve ever had,” Ranveer said in an interview.
Talking about maintaining the professionally high phase, Ranveer said, “I feel taking that kind of pressure isn’t going to do any good or help me in any way. You can only do what you can do, right? But I am going to go out there and work as hard, besides being honest as well as sincere in everything that I do. Then, I can only hope for the best because that’s all I can do. What will be the fate of my films isn’t entirely in my control. I can only do my bit. So, I don’t take the pressure of expectations.”