Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone visit Kolkata to promote Ram-Leela

By Jyoti Prakash Mandal / WBRINN

Kolkata, November 26 (Washington Bangla Radio): Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone recently visited Kolkata for the promotion of their new movie Ram-Leela. The glamorous event took place at the highly decorated Sapphire Banquet in Kolkata.

Dressed in a black suite Ranveer was looking dashing while Deepika brightened up the evening in an embroidered collection straight from the couture of master designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee.

As the interaction with the press began, Ranveer was asked to give three reasons for the audience to watch the film. Ranveer said, “My three reasons for watching the film will be Sanjay, Leela and Banshali. He is an awesome director and a rare filmmaker. And anyone who has grown up admiring Bollywood films is sure to be a fan of his works. Nobody makes film like him. Now after acting in his film I understand how he treats his films. He works in a very different way and treats every aspect of his film specially. His films just cannot be ignored. The second reason should be Deepika Padukone’s performance. She will be seen in a new avatar. Deepika has been pulling herself in a different mode in every film nowadays. She is just surprising the audience whether is it Veronica, the wild girl in cocktail or the subtle Naina Talwar in Ye Jawani hai Dewaani. In this film she has gone miles ahead with this character. Deepika will be seen in a never seen before character. Leela is going to be one of the most memorable characters for her. And the final reason to watch the film is the fabulous team work of the entire unit. This film has been made in a very grand scale. Every cast and crew has given their hundred per cent effort into the film to result in a spectacular outcome.”

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When asked about her experience with working with Sanjay Leela Banshali Deepika said, “Every day on the sets of Sanjay Leela Banshali is a new day with new challenges. He is someone who makes all the decision on sets. There is never any pressure to finish certain parts of the film in a day. You just go and enjoy the day as it comes.”


Ranveer interfered at this precise moment with an interesting input. “Sanjay Leela Banshali is a kind of director who will make the best of actors and actors just get themselves floated to give their every bit. In one scene I was giving cue to Deepika for a very intense scene. Suddenly there was an upsurge of emotions in Deepika. Her voice was going higher and higher and her eyes were going wider and wider. I was really scared about what was going on.”

WBRi took the opportunity of the press conference to ask the actor duo how challenging was it to work with Sanjay Leela Banshali who is known as a very hard task master and if they really felt that the hard taskmaster tag is really apt for him. Deepika said, “It is a very relative question. He is a kind of director who has very high expectations from actors. But calling someone ‘hard taskmaster’ is very relative as individual actors perceive the term differently. But it was abrilliant learning journey for me.”

Ranveer said, “It was really exhausting. He will push you to extreme limits. He will squeeze you hard and bring out the best in you. One will love to be squeezed that way.”

The whirl wind tour of Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone to the city was a delight for the media persons to cover.