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Ranveer Singh breaks down as he recalls what his dad told him during his struggling days

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 20 November 2022, 13:33 IST

Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh was adorned with an award at a recent event in Dubai, While Ranveer accepted the award for superstar of the decade, he broke down as he narrated his rise in the film industry. The actor looked at his parents, Jagjit Singh Bhavnani and Anju Bhavnani, who was in the audience, and spoke about him struggling to even get his portfolio made before he made a name for himself in Bollywood. He also looked back on crying and asking his mother if he’ll ever become an actor.

In a video from Filmfare Middle East Achievers Night 2022 that happened on Saturday, Ranveer Singh said, “Aapko yaad hai papa, barah saal pehle, mein koshish kar raha tha aur mein portfolio banane ja raha tha… socha apna calling card leke jayenge aur dikhayenge ki bhaiya mein hoon naya actor, please mujhe kaam do (remember papa, 12 years ago I was trying to get my portfolio made to take to people and ask them for work).”

The actor added, “Portfolio ka quotation aaya ₹50,000… bola ke acha wala banayenge, bade photographer se banayenge. Meine bola papa ₹50,000 bohut expensive hai toh papa ne bola ‘fikar mat kar beta tera papa betha hai yahan pe’ (The portfolio would cost ₹50,000, which I thought was a lot, but my father asked me not to worry and said he will help me).”

Ranveer Singh then talked to his mother, “Aapko yaad hai mummy chote wale ghar mein… mera audition bohut kharab gaya tha phir mein wapas aya from the airport, I was bawling, I was crying… and said ‘mumma mere ko pata nahi mera jo ye sapna hai kabhi pura hoga ke nahi’ (remember mom, when we used to live in the smaller house, I gave a bad audition and came to you crying, asking if I will ever realise my dream of becoming an actor).”

Furthermore, the actor said it was a ‘miracle’ that he was standing on the stage and receiving an award. Ranveer also mentioned filmmaker Aditya Chopra in his winning speech as he dedicated his award to him. "He took a chance on me, when no one did and said, 'I found my next Shah Rukh Khan," Ranveer said. He had made his acting debut with Yash Raj Films' romantic comedy, Band Baaja Baaraat.

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First published: 20 November 2022, 13:33 IST