I’ve idolised Big B, SRK, Akshay Kumar since childhood


Bollywood’s livewire star Ranveer Singh shared that while growing up, he was mesmerised by on-screen personalities like Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar, among others, who have all successfully hosted TV shows and entertained the whole of India.

“Iconic mainstream Hindi film heroes like Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar have all connected with and captivated the nation through their television shows. I’ve idolised them since childhood and closely followed their journey,” says Ranveer.

Ranveer is all set to host his first television show ‘Big Picture’. He feels it will help him connect with a larger audience.

The actor said: “I always recognised the fact that they garnered an immense amount of love from people for their charismatic turns on the television screen. I have a great opportunity here with the Big Picture to connect with the youth of India as well as the entire Indian family audience.

“I hope I can continue the grand legacy of the mainstream men of Hindi cinema on national television.”

On the film front, Ranveer is gearing up for the release of “83”, which was pushed back due to the global outbreak of Covid last year. The film is about India’s big win at the 1983 World Cup. Ranveer will essay the role of cricketer Kapil Dev in the film.

The Kabir Khan directorial also stars Deepika Padukone and Saqib Saleem among others.

He will also be seen in “Jayeshbhai Jordaar” and Rohit Shetty’s “Cirkus”.

“Jayeshbhai Jordar” casts Bollywood debutante of Shalini Pandey opposite Ranveer. The film is helmed by debutant filmmaker Divyang Thakkar and also features Boman Irani and Ratna Pathak Shah.

while in “Cirkus” Ranveer will be paired opposite actor Jacqueline Fernandes. The film is produced and directed by Rohit Shetty.

Well not just this, Ranveer is also part of Karan Johar’s next directorial “Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani”. The film has a star-studded cast comprising Alia Bhatt, veterans Dharmendra, Jaya Bachchan and Shabana Azmi.

Ranveer is also all set to make his TV debut by hosting Colors quiz show ‘The Big Picture’. Ranveer recently released new teaser of the show.

A new promo showed him gifting a pair of shoes to a contestant and even putting them on her feet.

Colors shared a teaser from The Big Picture, which showed Ranveer gifting a contestant a pair of white sneakers, as she exclaimed, “Oh bhai!” He even helped her put them on and said, “Ab toh fly hi fly karegi meri behna (Now my sister will fly to great heights).”

The actor also made an appearance on the premier of “Bigg Boss 15” to promote his show.

Well, it would be interesting to see how Ranveer performs as host.