Ranveer Singh turns a year older today. The ’83 actor is now 35. Yesterday, the actor celebrated seven years of Lootera, an excellent Vikramaditya Motwane film. He took to Instagram and shared a video that had moments from the film. Deepika was one of the first ones to comment and wrote, ‘One of your best performances!’ She also shared a heart emoji. The compliment was perhaps an early birthday wish for the actor.
Director Motwane wrote, “Screening the first copy of a film used to be a ceremony. The fresh print would come from the lab and we would watch it being spooled in the projection room and pray, fingers crossed very tight, that everything was ok. As a director, seeing ‘copy no. 1’ on a can of film used to be bittersweet. It meant the absolute end of production. No more work. The film is finally ready. You can’t do s**t anymore. You can shave and be less obsessed and finally get some sleep. But it also meant that this amazing journey with all these amazing people has come to an end. And all you’re left with are the memories of the times you spent together writing, prepping, shooting, editing, working on sound and music.”
In a past interview with Indian Express, Ranveer said, “When this movie was offered to me, the first thing I looked at was that it was being directed by Vikramaditya Motwane. I wanted to work with him, but then I also asked myself — What does he have for me? Does Lootera have a powerful story? Is it a home run on paper? My answer to all these questions was, ‘Yes’. Considering the director he is and the kind of material he had on paper, I felt that with this project he was going to go ten steps ahead.”
Well, we are glad that he did the film. It’s easily one of his finest.