Deepika Padukone reveals how Ranveer Singh keeps their marriage exciting
When role playing is your day job
Boy meets girl, boy flirts with girl, boy and girl marry in cross-cultural carnival that lasts over a week and generates more headlines that the national elections. Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh’s relationship is the millenial ideal, a beacon of hope to cynics who proclaim love is dead and Instagram killed it.
And to explain just how two movie stars keep a marriage going despite the public scrutiny and frequent flying, Deepika got candid for a moment. In conversation with Rajeev Masand and Film Companion’s Anupama Chopra at the Mumbai Academy of Moving Images, 2019, she said, ‘There are some days, where we both get into character so completely, that we ride separately to (the same) set, do our own thing and are different than what you’d see otherwise. We aren’t the same people when working.”
This pattern began when they fell in love while filming Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Ram Leela. “There were a lot of emotions during Ram Leela. During some of the scenes where we’d have to be angry at each other, I couldn’t because we didn’t feel that way in real life then, but still we had to show it on screen. That was difficult.”
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What keeps their marriage fresh is the fact that despite being together for six years, Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh still don’t know everything about each other. She said, “His personality changes every six months, with each character he plays. So, that’s the best part about being married to him. He’s not the same person everyday.”
Narrating how they’d video chat with each other when they weren’t in the same city, she added, “One day, he had a beard, and the next day when I spoke to him, it was gone. He’s shifted into another character and it took me two days to let it sink in.”
Padukone explained that Singh’s wardrobe is his greatest weapon when playing chameleon. “He’s more rehearsed and like getting deep into the skin of his character. His wardrobe changes for each role, even his perfume is different.”
If changing up your toiletries helps keep that spark alive, point us in the direction of the nearest Sephora.
With inputs from Durdana Simran
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