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Ranveer Singh taught me to be original in front of media: Arjun Kapoor

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Arjun Kapoor and Ranveer Singh‘s bromance in 2014 released Gunday is still etched in our minds. The film also starred Priyanka Chopra in the lead. But, other than making great friendships on the sets, Arjun had a major bonding session with Ranveer. While both the actors had a great time working with each other, Arjun learned an important lesson from his co-actor.

Speaking at e-Mind Rocks 2021’s Picture Perfect: Body positivity session and on completing 10 years in the industry, Arjun credited Ranveer for teaching him how to behave with the media.

The Ishqzaade actor spoke up about his weight issues and how he dealt with his mother’s death. He also spoke about how Ranveer Singh taught him to be original in front of the media.

Arjun mentioned that at first, he was not himself in front of the media, but Ranveer totally changed his perception. He said, “I was very sarcastic. I realize that many people don’t understand sarcasm. I can do it with you off camera and you will get it. But on camera, which I realize is very early. So I avoided being my sarcastic and funny self on camera. But then, when I promoted Gunday with Ranveer Singh, he was all about that only. One thing Ranveer told me is that people don’t know your personality, you have to put yourself out and make people realize. I was like fair enough man. I never thought of it as my responsibility to the media that I need to put myself out there in a certain way to soften myself so you can see into me. I always had to keep my guard up because I thought they would ask me some questions that they would do something.”

Arjun Kapoor and Ranveer Singh

Arjun Kapoor on completing 10 years in showbiz

In 2012, Arjun Kapoor lost his mother, Mona Shourie. Post his mother’s demise, he signed back-to-back films to deal with his personal loss. In the same interview, the actor told us that he kept himself busy during the tough time in his life.

“I took on too much work to run away from personal issues of losing my mother and somewhere that helped. I have made 16 films in the last 9-10 years. I have done a lot of work. But I did not take out enough time for myself, as in for my own mental health and physical health. So, if there is something I have learned out of it, going ahead I would like to change that. I think the best part is that I have been able to make a career for myself and be independent. I come from a good family, I am privileged, I am someone who is well taken care of. I have had my own struggles and journey, which cannot be compared,” he added.

On the professional front, Arjun is awaiting the release of his upcoming horror-comedy film, Bhoot Police also starring Saif Ali Khan, Yami Gautam, and Jacqueline Fernandes.

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