Ranveer Singh elated to be named Indian of the Year

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RanveerRanveer Singh is on a roll, having had a gold run at the cinemas all through last year and this year, the accolades are still coming in for Bollywood’s very own Bajirao. The year saw Ranveer play vastly different characters with equal passion and ease. On one end, the star sunk his teeth into his well-etched role of the Maratha warrior, Peshwa Bajirao in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Magnum Opus Bajirao Mastani and on the other he was playing a natural, distinctly subdued and highly nuanced character like that of Kabir in Dil Dhadakne Do and it was a unanimously acclaimed, stand-out performance amongst heavy weight actors in the same ensemble cast While both the characters lay at different ends of the spectrum, Ranveer’s stupendous performances in both the films won hearts unanimously. After winning all prestigious film awards in 2015, he has now been conferred with the ‘Indian of The Year – Special Achievement Award’ by CNN-NEWS18.

Unfortunately, as Ranveer is shooting for his current film Befikre in Paris he was unable to collect the award himself and asked his father Jugjeet Singh Bhavnani to represent him at the event to collect the award on his behalf. Ranveer’s dad was very proud to receive this honour in his son’s stead and see his son included amongst the many other stalwarts who have been the previous winners of this prestigious award, including A R Rahman, Aamir Khan, Rajkumar Hirani, and Amitabh Bachchan.

One of the biggest awards in the domain of news television and an institution of impeccable credibility. CNN-NEWS18 Indian of the Year felicitates India’s greatest entertainers who have opened up doors to an exhilarating world, taking Indian audiences through alleys that lie on the other side of collective imagination. Their efforts have given viewers innumerable occasions to laugh, cry and have a wholesome moving audio visual experience. Ranveer Singh’s onscreen portrayals bear testament to this fact.

Talking about this new achievement, an elated Ranveer said, “I feel blessed, humbled and grateful to be honoured as CNN-NEWS18’s ‘Indian of the year’ for Special Achievement. I’m elated to have my name included in the list of stalwarts and legends of the Indian entertainment industry at this early stage in my career. I’ve been fortunate to have been given some wonderful opportunities to showcase my abilities as a performer this year, and I’m thankful to everyone who has contributed towards my work. Receiving this huge honour has only motivated me further to work harder to hone my craft going forward and be the most wholesome entertainer I can be!”

This has indeed been a year of wonderful milestones for Ranveer Singh! Here’s hoping this winning streak continues for this dedicated artist.

Photo credit: Errikos Andreou

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