New Delhi: He burst onto the scene with `Band Baaja Baraat` and his second film `Ladies Vs Ricky Behl` also did well, but actor Ranveer Singh, who is working on Anurag Kashyap`s `Lootera` now, says he is not the next big thing in Bollywood.
"People started calling me the next big thing after `Band Baaja Baaraat` but I don`t take such things seriously. By no means am I the next big thing and I don`t allow such notions to get into my head. It is the end of an actor if he starts believing himself to be big. I have a long way to go. Sky is the limit," Ranveer told reporters.
Playing a Haryanvi boy Bittoo in his first film, he risked getting stereotyped but managed to change that with the suave Ricky in his subsequent film. The 26-year-old now wants to show his versatility as an actor.
"I want to have a wide range and frankly for me the most important thing was to break the image of `Bittoo Sharma`. A year ago when I had spoken on stage at an awards show, Abhinav Kashyap (`Dabangg` director) said to me that he was surprised I could speak in English.
"He said that Bittoo Sharma had become such a cult character that despite being a filmmaker himself, he was forced to believe that I was playing my real self onscreen."
Even though Ranveer is proud of the compliments, he doesn`t want to stick to the winning formula.
"Compliments does boost your ego, but is also a scary situation to be in as you don`t want to shy away from doing anything different. I have just started my career and can`t afford to stick to the winning formula," he said.
Ranveer says he is being offered many films, but he has decided to do one at a time even though he is at an early stage in his career.
"I try to do things step by step and now that I am doing `Lootera`, my second film would have to wait. I do one film at a time and then move on to the next. If I had to follow a different model, I could have already blocked my date diary for next six years and feel content.
"However, I want to have that space available in my calendar so that tomorrow if 2-3 good films suddenly come up, I can accommodate accordingly instead of worrying about my earlier commitments," he said.