Ranveer Singh is an actor that several other stars in the industry have commended. From Amitabh Bachchan to Sanjay Leela Bhansali and more, his hard work and uniqueness have been well applauded. Ever since he made his debut with the film 'Band Baaja Baarat', his success is one that has been on the increase, he sometimes finds it hard to believe. In a recent conversation with Rajeev Masand at News18 Rising India Summit, the ace actor spoke extensively about his growth in the industry. “I ought to be pinching myself sitting in front of people. I wake up everyday thinking that I am living a dream. I was this young kid obsessed with Hindi movies. I struggled for three years in Mumbai, with my portfolio in my hand. I went through the routine drill. I made my own luck. I put myself in that position where that good wave comes and you can flow with it.” Ranveer while speaking was grateful for the No Ranbir Kapoor said to 'Band Baaja Baraat'. As a result, he was able to have a massive launch by YRF as an outsider and starred opposite Anushka Sharma. A true confession he made was the boost given by his mentor and producer Aditya Chopra. With the notion about being handsome and flawless, Aditya told him that he is “not a conventionally good looking boy" and would have to really act well to get a huge fan base. "Which is a polite way to say you are ugly,” Ranveer added. One cannot dispute the fact that Ranveer has got a good act that is seen beyond his films. Speaking about his quirky nature, he said “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". Fans and the industry are indeed appreciative of being real and true.