Ranveer Singh loves everything about Gujarat, represents India abroad

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Ranveer Singh plays a Gujarati for the second time in Jayeshbhai Jordaar. Photo: Yash Raj Films

Ranveer Singh is starring in Yash Raj Films’ Jayeshbhai Jordaar, a big screen Hindi entertainer that will present a new brand of hero and heroism that is rare in Indian cinema. He is playing a Gujarati again on the big screen after his Sanjay Leela Bhansali film Goliyon Ki RasLeela—RamLeela.

Ranveer is thrilled about the prospect of getting “the same amount of love from Gujaratis across the world, all over again!” As he says, “I’m playing a Gujarati boy again after …RamLeela, the film that gave me the mounting of a star. It showered me with incredible love from people, especially from Gujaratis across the world! Even now, when I meet any Gujarati, they always happen to mention how they loved my performance as Ram.”

About his love for Gujarat, the superstar says, “I love everything about Gujarat – its culture, its vibrancy, its zeal to be the best, and most importantly its people. So, I was really inspired to become a Gujarati boy again in Jayeshbhai Jordaar hope they love the film and love my performance in it. I have given it my all and I know we have a very special film to offer to them.”

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The much-awaited film, also starring Arjun Reddy fame Shalini Pandey, who debuts in Hindi opposite Ranveer, has been directed by debutant Divyang Thakkar. The film is releasing on May 13, 2022 worldwide.

In a related release, Ranveer stated, “I always wanted to represent India globally in something!” After his many acting triumphs and his envious box-office track record, it is no surprise that he is among the biggest film stars in India today, according to the Celebrity Brand Valuation Report by Duff & Phelps.

He says, “I became an actor and now, I can represent my country, its color, vibrancy and universal themes that people can relate with through my work to millions of people across the world. I find that humbling.”

According to the report, Ranveer’s brand valuation currently stands at $158 million, an impressive growth from his number of $102.93 million in 2020. Thus, Ranveer ranks at number 2 this year, next only to Virat Kohli. A global youth icon for Indians, Ranveer recently represented India at the Dubai Expo, at NBA in USA and at the Premier League in UK.

Says the actor: “We are on the cusp, and we are going to get our deserved recognition on a global scale. We are just there. Right now Indian entertainment is going to explode globally now. We have the tools. We want Indian stories to travel the world and for that we will have to find stories that are universal and can resonate with people and transcend culture and boundaries. Ultimately, you tell human stories that everyone can relate to and our films are such an important connect with the Indian diaspora.”

He adds, “They feel connected with their homeland through our films and that’s a great big responsibility. We are in a good place. Of course, the pandemic affected every industry, and entertainment industry was no exception but the way we bounced back shows our resilience. I am very, very proud of my entertainment fraternity. People from all across the world are so attracted to us because of our content. That is something to be proud of, be aware of, grow, evolve and take forward. The best part is we are just getting started.”

The superstar has a stellar line-up of projects as his next slate of movies include  Shankar’s remake of his blockbuster Anniyan, Rohit Shetty’s Cirkus and Karan Johar’s Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani.

Ranveer has yet to have a negative word for his work, be it the underperforming films like Lootera, Kill/Dil, Dil Dhadakne Do and 83 or his successes and hits like Band Baaja Baaraat, Ladies Vs. Ricky Behl, …RamLeela, Bajirao Mastani, Padmaavat, Simmba, Gully Boy and Sooryavanshi.

 

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