The 'Gully Boy' star also talked about what drives him to portray characters that have constantly etched their place in the history of Indian cinema, saying, "Today, its been 20 years plus for a movie like Lagaan but I remember Lagaan. I remember the film, the characters. So, for me, it's important to do characters that have an ever-lasting memory and that continue to give joy to people over generations." Mentioning his favourite film 'Life is Beautiful' (Oscar-winning film), Ranveer said, "I can watch that film n number of times, it still touches my heart. Films that can make you laugh, cry and entertain you forever and forever are the films that I aspire to be a part of. I am an actor first before being a star."