New Delhi, Oct. 17 -- Ever since actor Ranveer Singh made his debut with Band Baaja Baaraat (2010), his personal life has been in news. He was rumoured to be seeing his then co-star Anushka Sharma, and now we hear he's dating his Ram-Leela co-star Deepika Padukone. Just back from a bout of dengue, the actor tells us he gets affected by the evil eye easily.
He also chats about his plans of marriage and why money and fame are overrated.
You hurt your back (while shooting for Lootera) and now, you're recovering from dengue...
Mujhe nazar lagti hai (I get affected by the evil eye). I'm not superstitious, but these occurrences have been uncanny. When the song 'Tatad tatad' (from Ram-Leela) released, I got dengue. When I took my shirt off for a scene in Gunday, I hurt my foot with a piece of glass. I've lost a lot of time because of my back and dengue; I have to catch up now.
Why do you think your love life is always in the limelight?
When you're in the limelight, your personal life will be probed. I have a lot to learn about protecting my personal space. I don't know a thing about being a public figure. Fame came to me overnight. No one trained me. People asked all sorts of stuff and I had to learn to talk with tact. I don't like being in the limelight or being a public figure.
Aren't money and fame also the driving forces of being an actor?
Money and fame are overrated. What I like about being an actor is that I get movie tickets and entry into clubs easily. Those are perks I enjoy.
You're 28 years old. Have you ever given marriage a thought?
Till 26, I thought marriage was a defunct institution. I had decided to never get married. Then, I guess, I grew up and realised that there's more to life than these perceptions. Today, I seriously think about getting married and having a family. Thirty-five is my cut-off age (to get married). I'll start panicking if I don't find someone (by then).