While the film industry, especially the mainstream members, continue to play it safe when it comes to all things sex, trust the no-holds barred, totally uninhibited Ranveer Singh to say it like it is. The Bajirao of Bollywood, who created much noise with his free-spirited dancing in a famous condom brand advertisement, doesn’t hesitate to share his sexual experiences with his fans.
In an old interview with a leading daily, Ranveer had said, “I think I was around 12 when I did it. I started everything early, everything! I was way ahead — so much so, that in school all the mothers used to say he (Ranveer) is that rotten apple that’s spoiling all our kids. I used to hold sermons with all the boys surrounding me and I used to teach them. They hadn’t heard of it and I became the expert because I had started very early. The actor even claimed that he can write a thesis on the subject. “I got into a lot of trouble but yes I had that keeda or maybe I was the keeda,” he said with a chuckle.
Ranveer confessed that it was only curiosity that led to sex at such a young age. He strongly feels about promoting condoms as a product in a way it was not being showcased all these years. “When I am in a car, I see these hoardings go by. I thought to myself, somebody is selling this, somebody is selling that, why isn’t anybody selling condoms? Then I realised that the only ads we have for condoms are very provocative in nature. That shouldn’t be the only prevailing definition of sex. As a society, we have evolved; our attitude towards the subject has changed. So we can have open and healthy conversations about this. Somebody needs to point that out or else people will keep treating it as taboo.”
Not many mainstream actors have associated themselves with condom ads and Ranveer felt this was what was needed. “I had this idea and I called my people and asked them to contact Durex. I knew it was a huge risk. I thought I am either going to get two thumbs up or a tight slap. But it became a hit,” he said.
After his heart-throbbing act in Ram-Leela, and his versatility in Bajirao Mastani, Ranveer’s popularity has soared through the roof. The actor admitted to loving every bit of the female attention that keeps coming his way. “I find it very cool when girls hit on me because for the longest time I was a fat kid. I became sexy at a later stage.” The actor has no qualms doing a full monty on screen. When he was asked if the PK poster seemed a bit much for the audience, Ranveer says he wouldn’t mind dropping the transistor too. “He (Aamir) didn’t really show, I don’t mind getting fully nude on screen. I am very comfortable in my skin,” he said.