Ranveer returned to India with the intention of finding a secure job and settling down but surprised himself and his family by going for auditions every day. Those were bleak days. There were offers for supporting roles, TV serials, music videos even ad films but Ranveer wanted to be a hero and he was willing to wait. One day he was auditioned for Yash Raj Films Band Baaja Baaraat and got selected.
The romantic comedy set in the world of wedding planning required him to portray a Delhi guy and director Maneesh Sharma felt visiting Delhi University campus during the recce of the film will transform Ranveer into his character Bittoo Sharma. He was right. Ranveer’s second film Ladies v/s Ricky Bahl/ 2011 with YRF wasn’t a super success but Ranveer got a lot of films and Ranveer was selective of his characters.
In 2013 he played Varun Shrivastav in the extremely sensitive Lootera and also the dare devil Ram in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Goliyon Ki Rasleela-Ramleela, his first with Deepika Padukone. By now he was full-fledged star and enjoying his stardom. He described himself as the Alice in wonderland of show business and said he often pinched himself to check if he wasn’t living a dream.
To be continued