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Couldn't get grip of my 'Lootera' character initially: Ranveer

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Actor Ranveer Singh says while portraying his role in the upcoming 'Lootera', he was initially frustrated as he felt he could not do justice to the character in this period romance drama film.

Directed by Vikramaditya Motwane, the film will take the viewers back in the world of 1950s.

"In my earlier films, I have always been high on energy...Smiling. But I am happy I got to attempt something different with 'Lootera'. Initially I was frustrated. I felt I couldn't do this character. I couldn't get it right. It was Vikram, who convinced me that I could do it...All thanks to him," Ranveer told reporters here at the first look launch of the film.

Ranveer made his debut in 2010 with Yash Raj Films' 'Band Baaja Baaraat', which was set in the world of wedding planning and he played a typical Delhi guy. In his next film 'Ladies vs Ricky Bahl' he played a con artist. Both the films were set in the contemporary times.

But 'Lootera' is set in Bengal of 1950s.

"In the film I play an intense lover. I have also cried in the film," he said.

Ranveer will be seen opposite Sonakshi Sinha in the film and the actor is all praises for her. "It was good working with her. From her I have learnt not to get hyper and stressed and remain calm," he said.

The film is produced by Ekta Kapoor's Balaji Motion Pictures and Phantom Films, which is floated by four prominent filmmakers - Anurag Kashyap, Vikramaditya Motwane, Vikas Bahl and Madhu Mantena.

The film is scheduled to release on 5 July.

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First Published: Fri, March 15 2013. 21:20 IST