Ranveer Singh not in talking terms with Deepika Padukone

Before you draw any wrong conclusion from the title, let's make you clear that Ranveer Singh is so engrossed in Sanjay Leela Bahnsali’s ‘Bajirao Mastani’ that he even ignored his rumoured girlfriend Deepika Padukone. Work pressure and zeal to deliver his best, Ranveer almost cut off himself from everyone from the set of ‘Bajirao Mastani’.

His last film, ‘Kill Dil’ miserable doomed at the box-office and now he is eyeing to score high with ‘Bajirao Mastani’.  Says a source from the film set, “It’s not just about shaving his head. Director Sanjay Leela Bhansali has made Ranveer get under the skin of the character. And that includes mastering the nuances of the Marathi language as spoken in the 17th century Maharashtra.”

Ranveer, being a Punjabi fluently speaks Marathi and he stuns one and all on the set of ‘Bajirao Mastani’, “But the Marathi spoken in the 17th century is very different from contemporary Marathi. Ranveer is unlearning the modern Marathi dialect to learn the pure form of Marathi spoken in that era,” says the source.

Apparently, Sanjay Leela Bhansali is clean bowled over by Ranveer’s command over his character’s personality and speech. “There are lengthy monologues, which Ranveer manages without faltering.The actor’s level of dedication is exemplary. Between shots, Ranveer doesn’t allow any distraction. The masti-khor exhibitionistic that he is known to be, is not on display on the sets of ‘Bajirao Mastani’. Ranveer remains uncharacteristically quiet and erupts only when facing the camera. He barely exchanges pleasantries with the cast and crew, not even with Deepika Padukone,” says the source from the unit.