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RANVEER SINGH ON HOW SIMMBA AND GULLY BOY ARE POLES APART

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Ranveer Singh started 2018 with a bang as he is highly appreciated for his portrayal of Alauddin Khilji in Padmaavat. The actor is going to end the year with a bang as well, as his Rohit Shetty directorial Simmba is slated to release on December 28.

While interacting with DNA, Ranveer Singh talked about Simmba and said; “Simmba is home territory for me! I feel I can just be myself in it. Front foot, mainstream and an entertainer full of masala elements, this is more me.”

He also explained how Simmba is different from Zoya Akhtar’s Gully Boy and said; “Rapping is not my comfort zone at all. Gully Boy does show my skills as a rapper, but it’s quite challenging to perform for Zoya. It’s not my default mode — I am a theatre actor. So for me, my gallery is important. Zoya has a cinema-oriented vision and she requires you to be much more internal as opposed to me reaching out to the audience and drawing them to what you are feeling. So, I don’t find myself on home territory with her.”

Rohit Shetty is known for Masala Films and the success of his films at the box-office is often credited to this genre. Ranveer talked about this and said; “People judge those films as lesser art. But, I don’t believe that. It’s easier to helm a movie that appeals to a niche audience, who are obviously going to love it. But how do you make one for a broad spectrum of people — where bachche, budhe and family audiences watch it together and enjoy? That, for me, takes as much doing. People are quick to jump to conclusions about these films. It takes the right amount of hard work to do an entertainer like Simmba.” He continues, “The ultimate goal is to do a movie, which has credibility and also appeals to the masses. But I’m a big propagator of mainstream masala films. I’ve grown up on them and I love that space. It’s in my blood,” adding that he ‘enjoyed watching Govinda’s films since his childhood’. “We should just look at cinema as a medium of entertainment and not make all these classifications,” he signs off.

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