File photo of Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone. Photograph:( Others )
They are one of the most celebrated couples in the country and while Deepika Padukone is reluctant to talk about beau Ranveer Singh openly in public, Ranveer is known to wear his heart on the sleeve.
Ever so often, Ranveer, through his words and gestures, makes it obvious that how he is madly in love with Deepika.
During an event in Delhi, the actor candidly spoke about how he feels 'blessed'to have her in his life.
While the actor did not confirm or deny the marriage rumours that have been doing the rounds, he called his relationship with Deepika based on 'mutual admiration'. "
"It is a relationship of mutual admiration... I rate her very highly as an actor, and she doesn`t."
"She says, `You`re just a ham`," he quipped, adding that she is "awesome" and that "there`s a lot to learn from her as an artiste".
He acknowledged that his Bajirao Mastani, Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela and Padmaavat co-star has helped him become a "well-rounded human being" and that he is "blessed to have her in my life".
When he was asked whether his quirky and flamboyant persona is his real self, the actor said, that it was in 2013 that something in him changed and he felt he didn`t need to try and fit in. "I felt I should say what I feel like, dress the way I feel like. It`s less taxing," he said, recounting how earlier he "was trying to be somebody I was not".
Ranveer said his school friends don`t find his flamboyance over-the-top or made up because they have seen him so since the beginning.
"If you see the remarks in my report cards, they add up to things that he loves to entertain, he`s gregarious, vivacious and I was always pushing the style envelope even in the fourth standard.
"When the cable TV came in, I caught on the hip-hop style with MTV and copied Dr Dre and Snoop Dogg with the baggy jeans. I was ahead of the curve, and I have always been this way."