His debut film Saawariya flopped at the box office; Tamasha and Jagga Jasoos and Bombay Velvet failed miserably.
Speaking to Hindustan Times Ranbir spoke about dealing with failure and said: “[Handling] success is easy. When you are successful, you don’t really feel it because people are only full of praise, but failure teaches you a lot. One may feel that like failure, success can also be handled, but failure is a way tougher opponent. It will slap you hard, and you won’t even realise it.”
He added, that a strong support system helped him get through the tough times. “I have no regrets. I feel failures have taught me more than my successes have. You ought to have a good support system — be it your family, partner or friends — people who can keep you grounded and comfort you, besides giving you the confidence that it’s just a bend, and not the end.”
“I still have had a lot of people who liked me and thought that I am a good actor. They gave me a lot of support. But to be honest, I was born into a film family so I was aware of such things even while growing up. That’s why I don’t take success to my head and failure to my heart.”
Even after the massive success of Sanju, Ranbir says that he doesn’t let success get to his head.
“I don’t even give myself too much importance. I feel I am just an average actor and a below-average person, who just got great opportunities. Yes, I have good belief and confidence in myself that I can do something. And that’s why I am successful, because otherwise, I am not saving the world. I am just acting in movies so just can’t take it that seriously.”