Ranveer Brar has made his acting debut with Amazon Prime Video's Modern Love Mumbai. He plays the lead in Hansal Mehta's Baai opposite Pratik Gandhi.
Last Updated: 05.00 AM, May 17, 2022
Modern Love Mumbai is filled with surprises and heartwarming moments. One of the most delightful parts is seeing Chef Ranveer Brar foraying into acting and excelling at it beautifully. The celebrity chef has been winning the hearts of the viewers with his impeccable culinary skills, and now, his role as Rajbeer, paired opposite Pratik Gandhi in Hansal Mehta's Baai, has grown his fan base. In a recent exclusive interaction with OTTplay, Brar spoke at length about how he decided to take up acting.
The chef-turned-actor told us, "I just asked him what I was supposed to do. He said, "Khaana banana hai. Chef ka role hai" (You have to cook food; it's the role of a chef). I have always said this: he sort of built or started the food television revolution in India with Khaana Khazana. As a chef on TV, I think all of our chefs owe him for kickstarting the chef on TV business and believing in them. So, in that respect, I wanted to do something with Hansal Mehta. That was, for me, one of the biggest reasons for me to do this."
While talking about how he landed a role in Baai, Brar revealed, "When the opportunity popped up, he sent me a short part of a script as a narration. I just had to say 'hmm' in those lines, but the gist of the story was explained well in those two minutes. It had a mother sort of explaining that it wasn't their fault. It's not society's fault that they haven't understood this side of love. It's just how they have grown up and it's, if explained better, they'd embrace it in a flash because love transcends fear and all negative emotions."
He went on to say, "It was just that it was explained in the script very smartly. So I asked him if I had to audition for it or not. But I got it. I got the fact that this is a nice, positive, subtle, and beautiful way of saying something that's bigger than all of us."
On being quizzed if it was the character or Hansal Mehta, which prompted him to take up the role, Brar shared, "So I think it was a little bit of both. Like I said, it was a little bit of Hansal Sir, a little bit of the character, which I felt I would be comfortable with being a chef, being around food, food being a primary driver of our relationship. For me, it's also sort of saying you need to sort of see what's around the curve. You can't always just cross the curve, and this felt like a good opportunity to see what was around the curve after having refused a few curveballs."
Is acting something on the mind of Brar from now on? The ace chef stated, "If interesting stories and interesting characters come my way, you know what I have learned? The biggest breakthrough for me in this has been that every time you play somebody with all your heart, it actually adds to you; it leaves something inside of you; it makes you a better person. Anything that adds to me is always something that I would strive to do. If I feel something's going to add to me, leave a little bit of a better me inside of me, then I jump on it."