Why Ranveer Singh stays away from his own hype

Friday 04th January 2019 07:31 EST

It would be an understatement to say that 'Simmba' actor Ranveer Singh had a heck of year in 2018. Both personally and professionally, the actor saw growth. His marriage with fellow actor Deepika Padukone and back-to-back hits in 'Padmaavat' and 'Simmba' managed to score a permanent slot for him in the headlines throughout last year. The actor said he is aware how it can affect a person's outlook.

“When this happens around you, there are two possibilities- you either believe it or you are simply aware of it. While I am aware of it, I don't start believing in my own hype. My experiences have shaped me to be the kind person I am,” he said. Singh said he keeps himself grounded by constantly reminding himself of his struggle period. “I had a proper struggle period of three and half years, so today when opportunities come my way, I value them tremendously. I never lose sight because I have a vivid memory of the times when I had none of this.”

“I try and adopt the middle path- don't get too carried away with the success and don't get bogged down by failures. I feel happy when I succeed, you must do that. But then quickly immerse yourself in the current moment again,” he added. The 'Takht' actor said the child hin him still considers his journey to success in Bollywood as a “fairy tale”. “This one kid, out of nowhere, had a dream and he's now living it. Everyday my heart is filled with gratitude. I pray before I go to work and always say thank you because I value it. It is surreal what is happening with me, or around me. This love keeps me grounded and humbled. When fans ask me to get clicked with them, what I am actually thinking is What? Me? Do they really want to be clicked with me!”

The actor will next be seen in Zoya Akhtar's Gully Boy with 'Alia Bhatt'. The poster of the film released on Wednesday.

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