The newlyweds Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh attended the Star Screen Awards 2018 in Mumbai on Sunday, December 16 night. Ranveer donned a quirky yet flamboyant suit while Deepika stunned in black ensemble created by Anamika Khanna. It was an emotional night for the couple as Ranveer Singh won Best Actor Award for his brilliant performance in Padmaavat as the menacing and cunning Sultan Alauddin Khilji. He dedicated his award to his late grandmother who passed away earlier this year and also to his wife Deepika. In a photo shared by Ranveer on his Instagram story, Deepika was in tears when Ranveer was giving his speech. He simply captioned it, “Proud Wifey.”
As Ranveer Singh is promoting Simmba, he was asked why Deepika Padukone got so emotional seeing him and how he was the feeling of winning the award for the most crucial role of his career. While speaking to Bollywood Hungama, Ranveer said, “I always had this dream where one day I would be sitting and Deepika would be sitting next to me and I’ll be married to her and they’ll call my name for Best Actor. I will turn around and give her a kiss and then I’ll go up on stage and then I will receive my award and that happened last night (Star Screen Awards 2018) and it was magical.”
He went on credit his wife for keeping him grounded all these years. “When I was on stage, I was just saying whatever was coming to me. It’s only later that I realised what I had said and how true it actually is. I have been working in show business for eight years now and six of those eight years, I have been dating Deepika. She’s a large part of my growth and my evolution. She’s a large part of the reason I am able to achieve all the things I have achieved in the past six years because she kept me grounded and centred. She was my support through it all, especially through Khilji because that was a very difficult year for me, a very difficult character, one that I was really struggling through. It was difficult for her, it was difficult for me, it was difficult for us as individuals, it was difficult for us together,” Ranveer added.
On the work front, Simmba starring Ranveer Singh and Sara Ali Khan and helmed by Rohit Shetty is set to release on December 28, 2018.