Viral Video: When People Laughed at Ranveer Singh During Auditions in His Struggling Days

Ranveer faced rejection after rejection in auditions, even enduring moments of humiliation. His unconventional looks were criticized, and opportunities seemed scarce in a competitive industry.

Reported by: PTC Punjabi Desk | Edited by: Prerit Chauhan  |  July 06th 2024 01:18 PM |  Updated: July 06th 2024 01:18 PM

Viral Video: When People Laughed at Ranveer Singh During Auditions in His Struggling Days

Ranveer Singh, now among Bollywood's highest-paid actors, stands as a testament to resilience and unwavering determination in the face of adversity. His journey to stardom is a narrative of overcoming rejection, navigating setbacks, and ultimately triumphing in an industry where success is elusive and challenges abound.

Born into affluence, with the luxury of overseas education, Ranveer's childhood dream was singular: to become a Hindi film hero. However, doubts crept in during his formative years, prompting a shift towards preparing for a career as a copywriter. Despite his initial inclinations, Ranveer's passion for acting never waned. Returning to Mumbai after his studies abroad, he embarked on a relentless pursuit of his acting ambitions.

Mumbai, the heart of Indian cinema, became both the stage and crucible of Ranveer's aspirations. In a candid interview ,' he reflected on the early challenges: "During that period, opportunities were scarce. The industry was reeling from economic downturns, with few films being produced. OTT platforms and web shows, now prolific avenues for aspiring actors, were non-existent." Undeterred by these odds, Ranveer persisted, traversing from one audition to another, often feeling the sting of rejection.

"I carried my portfolio and knocked on countless office doors," Ranveer reminisced. "Securing a substantial role seemed improbable, but I persisted driven by a hunger for work." His perseverance finally bore fruit when, at the age of 24, he secured his debut role in 'Patiala House,' followed by minor parts in films associated with Anurag Kashyap.

However, the path to recognition was not without its humiliations. Auditioning during lean times, Ranveer faced ridicule that could have deterred a less determined soul. "Once, during an audition in front of college students, laughter echoed through the room," he recalled. "That moment of embarrassment is still etched in my memory." Little did anyone know that the person subjected to mockery would soon rise to stardom, with audiences clamoring for his performances.

Initial rejections were not solely based on talent but also on perceptions of Ranveer's appearance. "People dismissed me for not fitting the conventional actor's look," he revealed in an interview. Today, those very qualities are celebrated as Ranveer has carved a niche with diverse, impactful roles in films such as 'Band Baaja Baaraat,' 'Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela,' 'Padmaavat,' 'Gully Boy,' and 'Simmba,' among others.


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