He has been getting rave reviews for his latest venture Bajirao Mastani opposite Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra. Ranveer Singh, however, has admitted that he has had his own share of struggles in the industry and added that he had to ‘swallow pride’ in the process.
“The hustle was too long, too many bitter pills to swallow. You have to swallow your pride and have to grovel a bit. Times, however, are changing. Things are getting more streamlined, there is much more straightforward approach, things are cleaning up. It isn’t too far-fetched an idea that someone who doesn’t come with lineage or legacy can get a foothold in the industry.”
Ranveer made his Bollywood debut opposite Anushka Sharma in 2010 with Band Baaja Baaraat where he essayed the role of a Delhi boy, and he added that making a place in showbiz was no easy task.
The actor also shared his mantra for success: “I take my work seriously, not myself seriously.”
Ranveer, who has also spoken about facing the casting couch while entering the industry, opened up about his struggle at the NDTV Indian Of The Year 2015 award ceremony on Tuesday.