For his role in the upcoming romantic thriller Lootera, Ranveer Singh has really worked hard to get his character perfect for the film. The film’s story is inspired from O. Henry’s “The Last Leaf” and is the uplifting story of two lovers through a turbulent but epic romance. Set in 1953, Ranveer plays a young broody archaeologist called Varun Shrivastav and the character is quite the departure from his earlier boy next door roles ala Band Baaja Baarat.
As part of his research for the film, Ranveer attended workshops to learn the art of emoting with his eyes and he learned from one of the best – Dev Anand. The legendary Dev Anand was known in his times for his expressive eyes. Director Vikramaditya Motwane (Udaan) made Ranveer watch movies like Guide, Heera Panna and Jewel Thief.
A spokesperson for the film says, “Lootera is a tribute to 50s. We have styled our romance on Dev Anand.”
Lootera, which also stars Sonakshi Sinha, releases worldwide on July 5.