Gearing up for his next big release “Padmavati”, Ranveer Singh says director Sanjay Leela Bhansali has expanded his universe and “extracted” from him some of his most special performances.
Ranveer plays Sultan Alauddin Khilji in the upcoming magnum opus, his third project with Bhansali after blockbusters “Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela” and “Bajirao Mastani”.
Bhansali has given me the confidence to soar towards newer horizons in “Padmavati”, Ranveer told PTI.
“Mr Bhansali has extracted from me some of my most special performances. He’s opened my eyes, expanded my universe and given me wings to fly. He’s managed to bring out that which I myself didn’t realise I had within me,” the 32- year-old said.
“He has had a profound influence on me as an artiste. He has moulded me into the artiste that I am today. He has pushed me beyond barriers and has made me believe in the notion that there are no limits to what I can achieve as a performer,” Ranveer added.
Set to release on December 1, “Padmavati” features Deepika Padukone in the title role with Shahid Kapoor playing as Maharawal Ratan Singh.