The man who built the Maratha Empire, the fearless and finest cavalry general, the one who dared to fight for love. Yes, Bajirao was known for his greatest contributions in the history of Maharashtra. Donning his cape could not have been easy for actor Ranveer Singh who brought life to the great Maratha warrior beautifully through Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s cinematic vision. Much like Bajirao who conquered the Maharashtrian mountains, Ranveer has conquered every individual’s heart by his exquisite portrayal of the great warrior and has undeniably marked his performance in the history of India cinema.
2015 has been the year of achievements for this young star and his hard work has definitely paid off. After winning numerous film awards for his flawless and beautiful performance as Peshwa Bajirao, Ranveer has now bagged the prestigious ‘Maharashtrian of The Year’. This award will be presented to Ranveer today evening by Shri Devendra Fadnavis, Honourable Chief Minister of Maharashtra.
The ‘Lokmat Maharashtrian of The Year’ award recognises and honours the individuals that have risen above the rest, who have positively impacted the state and have put brand Maharashtra on the Indian and global radar. Ranveer Singh’s splendid performance in Bajirao Mastani made for a beautiful walk down the memory lanes of history and put forth the vison, aura and the grandeur of Maharashra’s pride – Peshwa Bajirao. The eminent jury that comprised of prominent personalities like Mr. Sushil Kumar Shinde (Ex Home Minister of India), Mr. Praful Patel (Former Union Minister), Padma Shree Ujjwal Nikam, Ms. Medha Patkar,Mr. Harsh Goenka, Mr. Ayaz Memon, Padma Shree Madhur Bhandarkar, Mr. Popat Rao Pawar, Padma Bhushan Prof. SK Chitre had unanimously recommended Ranveer’s name for this coveted title. Cinematic legends like Mr. Amitabh Bachchan, Dilip Kumar and Aamir Khan have been honoured with this award in the past, making this win even more special for the young and talented Ranveer Singh.
Talking about achievements, Ranveer’s list seems to be getting bigger by the day. Har Har Mahadev!!