Aditya Chopra scolds me: Ranveer Singh
Mumbai: Ranveer Singh, who got his break in Bollywood from Aditya Chopra, says the shy producer has never praised his work and rather scolded him.
Ranveer made his acting debut with YRF's 'Band Baaja Baaraat' followed by 'Ladies vs. Ricky Bahl', and now he will be seen in 'Gunday', another film from the same production house.
"I feel lucky and fortunate to be working for Aditya. He is a great guy. But he has never said good things to me. He just scolds me. He just says good job and not more than that," Ranveer said in an interview.
'Gunday' is set in Kolkata of the '70s and it deals with two friends Bikram and Bala as they go from being small-time coal thieves to the black-marketing mafia.
Ranveer's character, Bikram, is slightly held-back, like an angry young man.
"I don't know if my character is similar or inspired by anyone. Somebody who works closely with YRF said to me that he gets a vibe of young Mr Amitabh Bachchan by looking at me in 'Gunday'. It is a huge compliment," he said.
"Mr Bachchan is more than the reason for me to become an actor. I wanted to become actor because I used to watch Hindi films and was inspired by him. The cast and crew of the film were all youngsters so the atmosphere was energetic," he added.
Produced by Chopra, it also stars Arjun Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra and is slated to release on February 14.