Ranveer Singh: I knew Deepika Padukone was mother of my children 6 months into our relationship

first_img India Today Web Desk New DelhiMarch 1, 2019UPDATED: March 1, 2019 21:43 IST Ranveer Singh opened up on his love story with Deepika Padukone on Day 1 of India Today Conclave 2019. Photo: Chandradeep KumarRanveer Singh made a promising start in Bollywood with 2010 film Band Baaja Baraat. And nine years since then, Ranveer’s popularity and craft has seen a meteroic rise. Be it playing an anti-hero like Alauddin Khilji in Padmaavat or a notorious policewala in Simmba or a rapper in Gully Boy, the 33-year-old actor has shown his versatility with each of his films. If he is a hero on the big screen, he is a star off it.On Day 1 of India Today Conclave 2019, Ranveer opened up on his love story with Deepika Padukone, the success of Gully Boy and the return of Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman to India.Excerpts from his interview:ON ABHINANDAN’S RETURNI am very happy and elated. The entire nation is rejoicing. I was disturbed seeing the imagery that has come out. Gully Boy had come out the same day as Pulwama Attack. I should have been on the top of the world but I am down in the dumps. I was extremely upset and frustrated.Today is a good day, but let’s not forget what has happened recently. I don’t think we are back to any semblance of normalcy. The kind of dignity with which he [Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman] carried himself, he is true hero. So proud of him.ON BANNING PAKISTANI ARTISTS IN INDIAI am very cognisant that there is this school of thought that one should not mix art and sport with it, they are two different realms. But at the same time, us as artists and sportsmen, we are not sacrificing the same way that some of our compatriots are. If there is even one mother of a soldier who believes we should not engage, we should respect it. Their sentiments are of utmost importance.advertisementON HIS BEST YEARDeepika Padukone ko wife bana diya, ye hoti hai achievement, ter bhai jais koi hard-ich nai hai.For the good year, I couldn’t have anticipated it. Khilji and Simmba and Gully Boy, they are very different from each other. People are recognising my verstaility. This year it is more evident than ever before and it is very heartening for me. With the kind of adulation, I have been getting.In my next film, I am playing Kapil Dev. The most spectacular underdog story. It is a film of a lifetime. The story is unbelievable. I am 85 born. When Kabir [Khan] sir came to me, he told me the actual story. we didn’t know the magnitude of the story. They changed the attitude of the people.ON MEETING MODIIt was a pleasant meeting. Some very good and positive things came out of that meeting. GST reduced, it was a good thing for Bollywood. That kind of engagement was fruitful. He also asked the actors and filmamkers to try and pass on the message of unity in our films. And I am doing that with my next film -83.ON MINDSETI go back to my core. I was a little kid with big dreams. This industry has accepted me with open arms. Main actor ban gaya, isse badi aur kya baat ho sakti hai. That’s all I wanted to do. I ever dreamt of being a Hindi hero. My mindset is simple. I will put my heart and soul and entertain people.ON MOTIVATION TO BE BESTI am trying to be myself and to evolve. We as artists, we live in realm of subjectivity. So, there is no quantifiable parameter. I am not trying to trump anyone else.ON MONEYThe money is great but I don’t work for the money. Acting is my true passion. I am few lucky people who gets to do what he loves for living. It was too far-fetched to think that I would get a break in films. But with the support of my parents, I was able to do it.ON MISTAKESI tend to overdo things in a wave of excitement or to give people a piece of me. At times, my overenthusiasm that I can regard as mistakes. I need to curb my overexcitement.ON LOVE STORY WITH DEEPIKA PADUKONEIt was a breeze. Six years fielding ki bhai ne aur pakda catch. Six months into our relationship, I knew she was the one. This is the one I want to marry and get old with and be the mother of my children. I nutured it, cultivated it. She took her to come around. It was a matter of time. I wanted her.advertisementON DEALING WITH DEEPIKA’S DREPRESSIONThere are phases in very relationship. If your focus is to make it work regardless of any issues, then you do it. As a couple, we have seen each other in every phase. I have seen her through different phases. She once went into this unprecedented stratosphere of stardom and post 2013, I started dating her before that. I have seen a lot of growth and evolution. We have grown together. It is a matter of being patient and sensitive and having that empathy. She is the warmest, nicest, all cosuming magic soul in the world. I am the luckiest guy in the world.ON SECURITYDo I seem like an insecure person? I am an extemely secure in who I am and what I am. I know no one can love her the way I do.ON EQUATION WITH RANBIR AND ALIAI worked with Alia in Gully Boy. She is a very special actor, she is an unbelievable actor. She is outstanding. Our first collaboration has turned out to be special.Ranbir, we had many oppotunities to work together but never worked out. But I would want to collaborate with him in the near future.ON GULLY BOY AND LOVE FOR RAP CULTUREAffluence is relative. I had this advantage of where I grew up- Bandra West is affluent and Bandra East is not so affluent. I grew up on the vantage point. I used to go to school in the West and play cricket with friends from the other part. When i started working on the film, many asked how I got the diction so well. I told them, ‘This is how I have grown up’. I was waiting for me to portray it on the big screen.I am particularly proud of Gully Boy. Zoya [Akhtar] told me it is not about you and me, but about the guys who have dreams and hopes.WATCH: Ranveer Singh makes Delhi dance to Gully Boy at India Today Conclave 2019ALSO READ | Ranveer Singh on IAF hero Abhinandan’s return: Today is a good day but let’s not forget PulwamaALSO READ | Ranveer Singh on Pak actors ban: If even one soldier’s mother believes in it, we should do itALSO WATCH | Deepika Padukone marries Ranveer Singh in ItalyGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bycharu thakur Tags :Follow Ranveer SinghFollow Abhinandan VarthamanFollow Gully BoyFollow India Today Conclave 2019 Ranveer Singh: I knew Deepika Padukone was mother of my children 6 months into our relationshipAt India Today Conclave 2019, Ranveer Singh opened about his love story with wife Deepika Padukone. He revealed that within six months of dating her, he knew that she was the one for him.advertisementlast_img read more

India all-rounder Vijay Shankar ruled out of World Cup 2019 with toe injury

first_imgIndia all-rounder Vijay Shankar ruled out of World Cup 2019 with toe injuryIndia skipper Virat Kohli had informed at the toss during the England game on Sunday that Vijay Shankar had a toe niggle and the signs weren’t too good.advertisement Indo-Asian News Service BirminghamJuly 1, 2019UPDATED: July 1, 2019 17:03 IST Vijay Shankar injured his toe during practice (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSVijay Shankar had missed the match vs England on Sunday with a toe niggleShankar is likely to be replaced in the squad by Karnataka opener Mayank AgarwalRishabh Pant had played in place of Vijay Shankar in the Indian playing XI vs EnglandIn a blow to the Indian team going into the business end, all-rounder Vijay Shankar has been ruled out of the World Cup with a toe injury. While the blow at the nets off Jasprit Bumrah hadnt looked very serious to start with, it looks to have been aggravated.Shankar has been ruled out and the BCCI may now make a formal request to the ICC to call in a replacement.”Vijay got hit on the toe by a Jasprit Bumrah delivery once again. His situation is not great and he won’t be able to take part in the tournament. He is going back home,” a senior BCCI official revealed.”The Indian team management is likely to ask for Mayank Agarwal as replacement since he is an opener and also it might give KL Rahul a chance to get back to the No.4 position in case Rishabh Pant fails in the next two games,” the source added.Shankar is likely to be replaced in the squad by Karnataka opener Mayank Agarwal, who made his Test debut against Australia last year, has not yet played in the ODI format.India skipper Virat Kohli had informed at the toss during the England game on Sunday that the all-rounder had a toe niggle and the signs weren’t too good.”Vijay Shankar has a toe niggle, Rishabh Pant is in. He brings in a lot of fearlessness. Once he gets to 20, then he’s unstoppable,” Kohli had said.In fact, speaking on the eve of the England game, Kohli had praised Shankar and said: “So you can’t really sit down and pinpoint things. But I personally felt that he (Shankar) looked really solid. There’s not much that needs to be tinkered with. Sometimes in cricket you just need a bit of luck to get over from 30 to 60, and then you play a defining knock for the team. He’s very close to that, and we’re very confident that he’s going to end up playing that kind of knock for us.”advertisementFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow Vijay ShankarFollow Vijay Shankar ruled outFollow World Cup 2019Follow India vs England Nextlast_img read more