Ranveer Singh says, ‘I cherish the films that I can watch with my whole family’ , FIND OUT

Ranveer Singh ended his 2021 with his highly anticipated film, 83. The sports drama’s box-office doom may have been hindered by the third wave, no one can deny that the actor delivered one of his finest performances in the film. However, he has a reasonable line-up of movies — from the heartfelt Jayeshbhai Jordaar to Rohit Shetty’s laugh riot Cirkus, from Shankar’s remake of the blockbuster, Anniyan (2005) to Karan Johar’s Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani. As each film belongs to a various genre, they depict what Singh is seeking in this phase of his career — family entertainers.

“I’m going through a phase where I want to focus my energies on telling stories that can be received seamlessly by the widest spectrum of audience,” the actor said, further adding that he is deliberately hand-picking family fares. “I have become more family-oriented as a person, as the years have gone by. I’ve realised that my circle has become smaller. Right now, I cherish the films that I can watch with my in-laws, parents, and kids in the family.”

His decision has been steered by his state of mind as by the recent state of theatres. The cinemas have been hit hard by the lasting pandemic, OTT platforms have become the new goal for entertainment. In such a scenario, Singh thinks it is the responsibility of mainstream actors to attract people back to the theatres. “When you watch films sitting together [in a movie hall], that cinematic experience creates a bond. Watching 3 Idiots [2009] with my friends is a shared experience I’ll never forget. Community-viewing binds people. So, I want to be part of films where a family can have a shared experience; [films] that don’t make anyone uncomfortable and are not a solo watch. I want to bring people together through entertainment.”