From box office success to starting a new chapter in his personal life, actor Ranveer Singh says it has been a “phenomenal year” for him. Ranveer started the year with Padmaavat in which he garnered applause for essaying the role of villainous Delhi Sultan Alauddin Khilji. And he is ending the year on a successful note with Simmba. Also Read - Deepika Padukone all Set For Her Second Hollywood Venture as She Signs With Talent Agency ICM 

Ranveer’s performance as the corrupt police officer Simmba, who has a moral turnaround to become the saviour of justice, has been getting positive response from critics and audiences upon its release. Directed by Rohit Shetty, the action-comedy drama, also starred Bollywood’s newcomer Sara Ali Khan. Also Read - Did Pathan Director Siddharth Anand Slap His Assistant On Set of The Film? Know The Truth Here

“It is an incredibly humbling moment for me. As an artist, I have always tried to experiment and I’m happy that my content choices are being loved by audiences who want to see me break my mould every single time I come on screen,” IANS quoted Ranveer as saying in a statement. Also Read - Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh Recount Their Love Story, Say 'Ang Laga De Kiss Was So Intensely Passionate'

Padmaavat registered Rs 19 crore on its opening day and Simmba recorded Rs 20.72 crore net on the first day of its release, and it also marks Ranveer’s biggest opening.

“It’s been a phenomenal year for me professionally and personally and this record makes my journey in cinema even sweeter,” added the actor, who got married to actress Deepika Padukone in November this year.

Ranveer also spoke about the hard work that he put in for the movie, and thanked Rohit for believing in him and trusting him to do the job right.

“The record-breaking opening of Simmba is for the entire team to cherish and I thank Rohit Shetty for believing in me and trusting that I can do his masala cop film convincingly,” he said.

“It was not an easy role to pull off but I put my head down and put in the work and I’m overwhelmed with the love that has been poured on Simmba. Rohit has an incredible hit ratio and he has hit Simmba out of the park. The success of the film belongs to him and his phenomenal team who are there for him and beside him at all times,” he added.