I don’t know about you, but if there’s one celeb that I can’t get enough of, it has to be Ranveer Singh. Be it his eccentric dressing sense, crazy antics, or his unmatched acting performances, Ranveer never fails to amaze me. What I like best about this charming actor is his overtly straightforward demeanour. From talking about his one-night stands to openly admitting about carrying a condom in his wallet, there’s no one quite like him in the industry. Speaking of which, he also became Bollywood’s first mainstream actor to endorse a condom brand back in 2014. Remember his fun and quirky Do The Rex ads? I think Ranveer is the only actor who could promote a condom brand without making it look crass.
However, in a country where parents still don’t believe in saying the word condom in front of their children, we can’t help but wonder how Ranveer’s parents reacted to the advertisement. Well, turns out the actor revealed it all in this #TBT interview. Ranveer opened up about how his father reacted to his announcement.
In an interview with a leading daily, Ranveer remembered his father Jagjit Singh asking him, “So I see all these actors do all these endorsements and it’s good money. How come you’re not doing any?” To which the actor responded, “I’ll do it when the time is right. I’ll do it when there’s something good enough for me to do.”
And then soon after this conversation, Ranveer informed his father about the Durex contract. He told his father, “So, I’m gonna do my first endorsement.” Jagjit had said, “Great! What is it?” to which Ranveer replied “condom”. His father was a little shocked and said, “Really? I hope you know what you’re doing.”
Ranveer was the face of the brand for several years before moving on in 2019. Several reports suggested that the Simmba star put an end to his contract due to his marital status.
Well, we gotta say that it looks like papa Singh is one chill father. If only most desi parents were this cool about their kids’ career choices, no?
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