“Love is so basic and yet overrated. We have lost two things in the process: the sense of loss and the beauty of effort. Life has become too fast and simple emotions have been put on the back burner,” Ranveer Brar joked while talking about love and romance in the present day. The popular chef is all set to make his acting debut with Modern Love Mumbai† In his Bay chapter, he and Pratik Gandhi will play a same-sex couple directed by Hansal Mehta.
Speaking to indianexpress.com about his acting debut, the chef said he is used to being in front of the camera. “Yet I have always been myself. Playing a character seemed like an interesting opportunity and I decided to take a plunge. I believed in the power of the camera, the medium and what it represents. I also believe in the audience, Hansal and Pratik, and have taken up this challenge. If I have to sum up my experience, I honestly didn’t feel like I didn’t belong here. I have really enjoyed it.”
Interestingly, Ranveer plays a chef in the film and said that his director allowed him to cook during the filming even though it took hours. Calling his action what made him more at ease, he added: “Hansal sir loves food, and when I met him his first words were to me”chef khana hello banana hai†
Although he is a chef, he added that his wife has a problem with his fascination with food. Ranveer stated that she doesn’t think he’s romantic in real life and said with a laugh, “My romance starts and ends with food. My wife keeps saying that”jis tarah tum khane ko dekhte ho, mujhe dekh lete tot kya bat thi†
A country that loves Bollywood, we questioned Ranveer about the love story he idolized growing up. While we thought he would mention yet another food item, the chef smiled to say, “I was in grade 12 when Aashiqui was released. That movie left a mark on my mind. I believed that love was supposed to mean that you had to fight against all odds. You have to go through all the struggles and problems and then find a happy ending. Rahul Roy and Anu Aggarwal also became the ideal couple for me.”
From May 13th Modern Love Mumbai will stream on Amazon Prime Video.