Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh was honoured at the third edition of the Red Sea International Film Festival in Saudi Arabia. Over the course of 10 days starting from November 30 to December 9, the festival will celebrate the local and international filmmaking talents. Along with Ranveer, German actress Diane Kruger and veteran Saudi writer and actor Abdullah Al-Sadhan will also be the honorees. The Red Sea Yusr Award, that this time last year was presented to Shah Rukh Khan, a symbol of recognition for boldness and innovation in film, found a deserving recipient in Ranveer Singh, a powerhouse in the Indian film industry. On the first day of the event, Ranveer was in attendance at Jeddah for a conversation followed by which he attended the red carpet on the opening night.Ranveer Singh calls Johnny Depp as his ‘on-screen idol’; Sharon Stone describes Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani actor as ‘all-rounder creative genius’ at Red Sea International Film Festival 2023
At the event, Ranveer opted for an all-black look for the opening ceremony. Presenting the honour to Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani actor was Sharon Stone who took to the stage and said, “I have had the exciting pleasure of meeting Ranveer Singh before. What a great guy! He is truly an all-rounder creative genius. It gives me genuine great pleasure to welcome him to the stage to receive yet another prestigious award.” In the video, Ranveer seemed overwhelmed by receiving an award from Stone.
Added Sharon Stone, “Ranveer Singh is a world-renowned Bollywood star and a style icon. He is the recipient of several awards including 5 Filmfare Awards. Since his breakthrough, as you have seen, he is a master of transformation immersing himself in a myriad of characters that have showcased his exceptional range as an actor. Whether it's his charismatic and endearing Bittoo Sharma in Band Baaja Baaraat, the ferocious and vengeful Khilji in Padmaavat or the buoyant and inspiring rapper Murad in Gully Boy, all of which he won Best Actor for, Ranveer brings life into every role, effortlessly blending into the skin of his characters and leaving his audiences spellbound. After his role in Gully Boy, he launched his records demonstrating that he is truly an all-round creative genius. It gives me genuine pleasure to welcome him to the stage to receive yet another prestigious award. "
— fatiim (@fatiim_9RS) November 30, 2023
After receiving the award, Ranveer thanked his fans and said, “I want to thank my beautiful fans the most. They have been my driving force. They inspire me to push my limits and strive for greatness, to find that moment of truth that is invaluable.”
”Thank you most of all to my beautiful fans. Your love and support have been my driving force, you inspire me to push my limits and strive for greatness.” - Ranveer ????♥️#RanveerSingh pic.twitter.com/k2k7bFbTQ9
— Khadeejah❤️Ranveer (@KhadeejahRS) November 30, 2023
During his speech, Ranveer Singh posed with Johnny Depp and called him his inspiration in his speech. “One of my screen idols is in the house. Ladies and gentlemen, Mr. Johnny Depp. My good sir, I have followed your work since Edward Scissorhands and What's Eating Gilbert Grape. What an honour to be receiving in your presence. Thank you for everything you have unknowingly taught me about the craft, master of transformation, versatility, something that I am inspired by you.”
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Meanwhile, on the work front, Ranveer Singh will be seen in Rohit Shetty's Cop Universe Singham Again alongside Deepika Padukone. He has signed Don 3 with Farhan Akhtar and reportedly he also has Baiju Bawra with Sanjay Leela Bhansali.
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