Ranveer Singh in 'Simmba' Image Credit: Supplied

His infectious energy is something people take inspiration from. However, Ranveer Singh makes sure to take time to relax.

“I do that every day. At some point when my day ends, I switch off from the world and unwind. I live a very fast-paced life, so it’s very important for me to have some downtime. It helps me keep a balance,” Singh said.

Singh, 33, is synonymous with being quirky when it comes to his fashion choices. He says in school he was called “atrangi” (different) for his appearance.

“In my first two years, I did not make very honest choices when it came to my fashion sensibilities. I was still in the process of figuring out who I was and that reflected in my fashion choices. In my early days, the concept of appreciation and criticism was new to me,” he said.

“I remember in school too, I was called ‘atrangi’ because of my Mohawk, ear piercings, baggy jeans. I have always been this way. But over time, I have been in situations where I have had the chance to reflect. I now no more worry about being judged or influenced by others’ opinions. I have started making choices that are authentic, especially when it comes to fashion,” the actor said.

After making his Bollywood debut with romantic comedy Band Baaja Baaraat, the actor has proved his mettle in various roles in films such as Ladies vs Ricky Bahl, Lootera and Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela.

Though he has acted in hit films with different female stars, his pairings with rumoured girlfriend Deepika Padukone has been appreciated a lot. The grapevine also has it that Singh and Padukone are planning to wed in November in Italy.

But neither of them have spoken about it yet.

Singh’s next films are Rohit Shetty’s Simbaa, Zoya Akhtar’s Gully Boy and Kabir Khan’s 83, in which he will play the role of former cricketer Kapil Dev.

“It is a film based on the most glorious chapter in India’s sporting history — the Cricket World Cup. I play Kapil Dev in the movie. It is my first biographical portrayal of an individual who is still out and about, doing such great work... it is an absolute honour to have been able to lead an ensemble of characters that are so significant in our history,” Singh said.

The actor says he is thoroughly enjoying all the projects that he is currently working on.

“And I hope that the upcoming projects continue to charm the audience just like my past work has,” he said.