Ranveer Singh, who tied the knot with his girlfriend of six years, actor Deepika Padukone in an intimate twin wedding ceremony in Italy last month, says the key to any lasting romance is friendship.
Though Ranveer and Deepika never admitted to dating each other, their PDA-filled gestures for each other at various events and social media platforms made their romance quite evident.
"Being best friends with each other is truly the dynamic. We are deeply in love with each other but above all we are best friends. We are each other's support system, companions. We have a lot of fun together. Being each other's best friend is truly paramount, where you can share silences, laughter and light moments. To have somebody who makes the passing of the lifetime a pleasant experience everyday is very rare and precious," the actor told PTI.
The sparks flew between the two during the shoot of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Ram Leela. The duo then went on to feature in two more of Bhansali's films Bajirao Mastani and Padmaavat.
"I feel like the two greatest things I've done in my life is, one, become an actor and two, get myself the most amazing life partner one can hope for," he added.
The actor says someone "very senior" in the film industry told the couple after the wedding that as youth icons their tying the knot has "reinstated everyone's faith in the institution of marriage".
"In the day and age we live in, the concept of marriage is questioned sometimes. This person told us how this has made a socio-cultural impact. To make a commitment is a positive sign. I feel lucky and blessed. As cliche as it sounds, she's literally the best thing to have happened to me," he says.
Ranveer is currently gearing up for the release of his upcoming film Simmba. The Rohit Shetty cop-action-drama is a remake of the Telugu film Temper and stars Sara Ali Khan opposite Ranveer.