Actor Ranveer Singh, who is working with Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Deepika Padukone in Ram Leela says that the director wanted him to look extremely hot in the film.
We were shooting a song and was supposed to wear a traditional Gujarati kedia (outfit) and in passing, we were doing some trials and I was putting on kedias and taking them off and he was like ‘You know what, your body is looking amazing. Now let’s just do this song shirtless.
So, he decided just like that and then we did a section of my introduction song absolutely shirtless.
Talking of the film, Ranveer said:
Mr. Bhansali was very clear that he wanted me to be extremely hot. He said ‘Baby, when you come on the screen, I just want girls either to tear your clothes off or their own clothes off’.
Ranveer also learnt Gujarati language for the film.
I went to Gujarat, I did some research, picked up the Gujarati language. First thing I wanted to learn were the gaalies (abusive words), which are very interesting. I came back in four or five days and I presented it to Mr Bhansali in a reading and he was like ‘This is fabulous, you must go for it. So, yes I am putting myself out there by infusing my own Gujarati flavour in the dialogues, and I hope it has the same impact it had in Band Baja Baaraat.
Ram Leela also stars Deepika Padukone and will release in 2013.