Mumbai: Actor Ranveer Singh, who is working with Govinda in his upcoming film 'Kill Dil', says he is a huge admirer of the 'Raja Babu' star and has grown up on his movies.
Directed by Shaad Ali of 'Saathiya' fame, the Yash Raj Films' latest venture will see Ranveer sharing screen space with Govinda, Ali Zafar and Parineeti Chopra. Ranveer says it was a dream come true to work with '90s superstar.
"It is a very entertaining film full of comedy, romance, drama and action. Govindaji is a legend and the one reason to watch the film. He really is a master and his approach is very very old school. I am probably one of his biggest fans. I have seen his films -- some of them more than 50 times. I have seen all his songs. I don't love all of his movies but I love him. He is an icon," Ranveer said in a group interview here.
The actor feels it is Zafar's best work so far. Ranveer revealed that unlike his previous toned avatar, Shaad Ali asked him to put on weight for 'Kill Dil'.
"In 'Gunday' my face looked very hard and manly. That was needed in 'Ramleela' too. But in 'Kill Dil' I needed a face which is cute and sweet. So I shaved, got a hair cut and if you look at me from closely, my cheeks look very chubby.
"My character is like a child who has no philosophy. He always follows his big brother's instructions and then Parineeti comes in his life. She makes him realise that there can be a different life too," he said.
'Kill Dil' will release on November 14, 2014.