Deepika Padukone, who recently attended an event in Mumbai, revealed the experience of working with Ranbir Kapoor and Ranveer Singh on the sets.
The 21st edition of the JIO MAMI Mumbai Film Festival’s Movie Mela with Star 2019 opened with a heart-to-heart session with Deepika Padukone, who talked about her movies and roles. The actress, who has also been appointed the new chairperson, was asked the difference between Ranbir Kapoor and Ranveer Singh’s acting and here’s what she said.
Deepika Padukone reveals what makes Ranveer different from Ranbir
Deepika Padukone also spilled the beans on how she and Ranveer were flirting with each other on the sets of Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela.
“We (Deepika and Ranveer) were flirting. It was a lot of chemistry. Some of the moments (in Ram-Leela) were tough because we were feeling something else and having to say something else. There was a scene wherein he shop and we put the shutter down and I am like pacing up and down. All of them was impromptu. All of them that was just…you’ll do it, like just free-flowing. So creating with him is something else. It is extremely unnerving. It’s a lot of stress and pressure, but you feel the creative satisfaction after you are done and especially when you see sir’s (Sanjay Leela Bhansali) face.”
Sensitive and Selfless Ranveer
“Extremely sensitive and selfless. Ranveer has come on days when I give a closeup or similarly if he has to give a closeup…(I am there). We are that kind of actors. We are just there and I think anyone today would do that. Gone are the days when it was like, ‘tum closeup kisi aur ke saath karlo, mera khatam karke main nikal jaunga yahan se’.”
“That doesn’t happen anymore. On Ram- Leela it happened and in fact in a lot of Sanjay sir’s films. A lot of times you are done but the other person is not, but you make yourself available and sometimes you get into full hair, make-up and costumes even when your shoulder may not be there. But you are there for the other actor. I have had this experience with Ranveer and with Ranbir,”Deepika Padukone added.
Talking about how the Sanju star Ranbir Kapoor prepares for a shot as an actor, Deepika said, “But as actors, they are very different. Ranbir is… I don’t see any process. I have never seen him prepare, it is incredible. I have never seen him think about a scene. I don’t know when he does it. I don’t know what his method is.”
“Ranveer, on the other hand, changes everything for the role right from the car he drives, to the clothes and the perfume he wears. With him, you see the process. If he is Khilji (his character in Padmaavat), he will walk to the sets and will talk to everyone like him. He carries that mood. He’s a different person every six months, which is probably one of the reasons why our relationship has lasted so long; I never get bored,” Deepika, who was last seen with Ranveer in Bhansali’s film Padmaavat, added.
“So, their processes are different from each other. Ranveer rehearses his lines a lot. He needs to know what exactly he is doing. But, Ranbir and I have a similar process, when we say, ‘you want to do lines, come we will do it’. So 50 per cent is rehearsed and 50 per cent is spontaneous,” the actress said.
On the work front, Deepika Padukone will be reuniting with hubby Ranveer Singh on the big screen in Kabir Khan’s ’83. The sports drama. Ranveer Singh playing the role of Kapil Dev while the diva will play his on-screen wife, Romi Dev in the film.