NEW DELHI: Stardom comes with a "small" price to pay, said Ranveer Singh, popularly known as Bollywood's livewire, during an interview given to IANS. Asked if he agrees stardom comes with a price tag, Ranveer said: "Yes, but my point of view is that it is a small price to pay. I feel very lucky and blessed that I'm one of those people who are getting to do what I love to do for a living and I could not ask for more."
With big and diverse projects like "Simmba", "Gully Boy" and "'83", Ranveer, 32, has no reason to complain. "I'm doing good work, I've collaborated with the finest filmmakers in the business, I'm a part of some exciting stories that are there to be told and I'm a part of some of the largest projects. So, the work is good.
"Along with being a professional in showbiz, there are a few things that come with it. You have to sacrifice a few things in your life. Your personal time, your sense of privacy... But like I said, the good (counters) the negatives for me. So, honestly, you will never find me complaining," added the actor.
In his eight-year-long journey in the Hindi film industry, Ranveer has tasted immense success with blockbusters like "Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela", "Bajirao Mastani" and "Padmaavat".
Ranveer made his acting debut in 2010 with the hit "Band Baaja Baaraat". Since then, he has starred in movies like "Ladies vs Ricky Bahl", "Lootera" and "Dil Dhadakne Do" among many others which did well at the box office.
To the question how does he manage to keep his feet on the ground, the actor said he is fortunate to have a very strong support system. My family, my parents, my friends, my team -- they have seen me through various phases of life. When they talk to me, they address the person, not the actor, not the star... and I'm very fortunate to have people around me who keep it real," he said.
The actor also said that he is well aware that success and fame are fragile and transient. "You have to value your opportunities and keep working hard," he added.
Ranveer, who has faced failure with films like "Kill Dil", "Gunday" and "Befikre", says he has no trouble in taking criticism in his stride as he always "operates from a very honest place in my heart".
Having a fan following of over 10 million on Twitter, Ranveer, who is loved for his flamboyance and energy, says he respects everyone's point of view.