Being the best entertainer is my single point agenda: Ranveer Singh

The actor says he wants to stay away from letting this get to his head, and that he is focused on becoming the "best entertainer".

Published: 11th January 2019 03:01 PM  |   Last Updated: 11th January 2019 03:01 PM   |  A+A-

Simmba

A still from Ranveer Singh-starrer 'Simmba'. (File | YouTube Screengrab)

By IANS

MUMBAI: With the success of his two projects 'Padmaavat' and 'Simmba', Ranveer Singh has delivered Rs 500 crore nett box office in India within a single year.

The actor says he wants to stay away from letting this get to his head, and that he is focused on becoming the "best entertainer".

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On his success, Ranveer said in a statement to IANS: "I'm uncomfortable in these scenarios, in these discussions, people discuss money and I start scratching my head. I feel I should protect myself now more than ever before from these sorts of things. I find myself receding because I don't know where this will take me, whether it will colour my thinking because I have been a certain way.

"So far it has worked for me, and I hope to continue as the same kind of artiste and very committed to protecting that integrity that I have towards my art, craft, and I don't want to start making choices that I have to do with anything other than honesty, that will be the death of me."

He knows the number game and what it means.

But Ranveer said: "I also want to stay away from this getting into my head. I want to protect the sanctity of my craft and my love for cinema. I have followed a certain ethos that has brought me to this position and I don't want to change that and don't want to get into making choices thinking when we do that film, it seems like a Rs 300 crore prospect.

"It is not about the numbers for me, it is basically to entertain people, to entertain as many as I can and as much as possible. I keep that purpose of life, I'm an entertainer and I want to be the best entertainer. It's a single point agenda for me and personal ambition," he added.

The actor, who married actress Deepika Padukone last year, will next be seen as a street rapper in 'Gully Boy', the trailer of which has already set the bar of expectations high from Ranveer.

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