Ranveer Singh, a name that needs no introduction, burst onto the Bollywood scene in 2009 with his debut film “Band Baaja Baaraat,” co-starring Anushka Sharma. Instantly capturing hearts with his acting prowess and charismatic on-screen persona, he quickly became popular in the industry. However, it was in 2013, with Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s magnum opus “Ram-Leela,” alongside Deepika Padukone, that Ranveer cemented his position as a superstar. The film’s tremendous success at the box office, crossing the 150 crore nett mark, catapulted him into the league of A-listers, leaving many in awe and drawing comparisons to the likes of Ranbir Kapoor.
Throughout his career, Ranveer’s journey has been marked by both remarkable highs and a few stumbling blocks. Often, his blockbuster hits were followed by films that failed to make a mark. For instance, after “Band Baaja Baaraat,” he encountered mixed fortunes with movies like “Ladies vs. Ricky Bahl” and “Lootera.” Similarly, following the success of “Ram-Leela,” his films “Gunday,” “Kill Dil,” and “Dil Dhadakne Do” received a lukewarm response from audiences. Nonetheless, “Bajirao Mastani” earned him a Filmfare Award for Best Actor, only to be followed by the underperforming “Befikre.”
Notably, Ranveer underwent a transformation with the role of the antagonist in “Padmaavat.” His stellar performance in the film, alongside “Simmba” and “Gully Boy,” marked a triumphant phase for him. However, despite the consecutive successes, Ranveer faced challenges post the pandemic era. His three releases, namely “83,” directed by Kabir Khan, “Jayeshbhai Jordaar,” and Rohit Shetty’s “Cirkus,” failed to strike a chord commercially. While “83” won him critical acclaim and a Best Actor award, it struggled to perform as expected at the box office. Similarly, “Jayeshbhai Jordaar” and “Cirkus” faced disappointing runs, with the latter being Rohit Shetty’s first flop in over a decade.
The series of setbacks prompted speculations about Ranveer losing his grip on the audience and masses. However, a section of the audience remained optimistic, recognizing that every career has its rough patches. The unwavering belief in Ranveer’s talent shielded him from any doubts cast on his acting prowess.
Now, with his upcoming release “Rocky aur Rani ki Prem Kahani,” featuring Alia Bhatt as his co-star, there is renewed hope for Ranveer to bounce back with a commercial success. Directed by Karan Johar, who boasts a flawless track record as a filmmaker, the film has been generating positive buzz among netizens and the general audience. The trailer and songs have received an enthusiastic response, making it one of the top contenders to surpass the 100 crore mark at the box office. Additionally, with romantic comedies performing well in Bollywood recently, expectations are high that this Dharma Production venture will attract family audiences back to the theaters.