Content creator Ranveer Allahbadia will get candid about social media fake pas, and his plans to characteristic extra South Indian cinema figures like SS Rajamouli in his podcast ‘The Ranveer Show’
Although many individuals know Ranveer Allahbadia aka BeerBiceps from his YouTube channel which has greater than 2.55 million subscribers, the 28-year-old from Mumbai states ‘voice is the future’ in content material creation, which explains the success of his podcast The Ranveer Show which is now accessible on Spotify.
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“The goal with YouTube-ing was always to start a podcast; in 2015, we thought India wasn’t ready for podcasts,” he recollects, throughout a video interview with The Hindu. “As content creators, we do get a lot of feedback via social media, so we pushed the podcast to 2019 when India was at that ‘sweet spot’ and wanted richer, deeper content. For example, during the lockdowns, people wanted more comedy and more mental health — as long as creators study their audiences. Now, people are into self-improvement activities such as lifting weights and doing yoga. They want something to play in the background because we are a content-soaked generation, and we cannot always consume video.”
A self-proclaimed extrovert, Ranveer says, “I believe in being an entrepreneur of the self; an entrepreneur is first built in the mind and you have to work your mind and body, and then think about careers, businesses and other external things.”
His YouTube channel viewers, numbering practically 165,000,000, would know of Ranveer’s expressive hand gestures as he speaks. But this not being seen on a podcast, does Ranveer alter his vocal supply? “You have to retain who you are on the inside in order to retain your identity and purity of your content,” he remarks as he gesticulates, then provides, “See, I’m doing it again! (laughs) I’ve always been that guy with the gestures, even as a college student in maths classes, I would air-draw a triangle when explaining something.”
Big names, greater tales
Ranveer ensures to characteristic not only a line of spectacular names, however a various line-up comparable to tennis legend Andre Agassi, actor-politician Arnold Schwarzenegger, cricketer Glenn McGrath, Oyo Rooms CEO Ritesh Agarwal amongst others. After some extent, does he ever get stunned by what these well-known of us say? He responds, “Two people: Priyanka Chopra and AR Rahman. Priyanka is extremely friendly; that was my first ‘big’ episode. What makes a good podcast is when the guest and host are on the same frequency. Her energy of bringing her best was evident; I was deeply grateful. AR Rahman opened up a lot. I saw one journalist who had once mentioned he was the most difficult to interview, so I was nervous before the podcast. But within the first minute or two of my podcast, he spoke about his childhood, his insecurities at this stage of his career, and the passing away of his mother.”
But what occurs when the power doesn’t work with a visitor? Ranveer’s response is easy; he makes positive to have an casual chat along with his visitor earlier than the recording to construct a rapport. “We also select guests very carefully,” he provides, “and there are a few psychological behaviours such as noticing their eyes, how they react to certain topics. I used to have glasses, and I actually had a procedure done so that I don’t need to wear glasses or contact lenses when I interview my guests to have direct eye contact.”
With 118 episodes of The Ranveer Show out to date, there are just a few bucket-list visitors, specifically Shah Rukh Khan, Virat Kohli and Angelina Jolie; the final as a result of, “she’s my childhood crush!” But Ranveer factors out that these three persons are additionally identified to not restrict themselves to a single trade. “The show’s best podcasts have been with those who are entrepreneurial with themselves. You have to have more than one dimension,” he insists.
Ranveer additionally appears ahead to a growth in regional language —Hindi, Tamil, Marathi, etcetera —area for podcasts and he hopes to characteristic extra South Indian visitors comparable to Baahubali director SS Rajamouli and other people from Tamil and Malayalam cinema as a result of, “they focus a lot on the process of learning and the technical aspect of any given craft — it’s very different from the rest of India and the world. Learning goes hand-in-hand with South Indian culture, and learning goes hand-in-hand with podcasts.”
This in thoughts, he hopes to delve into Indian males’s psychological well being which isn’t mentioned sufficient attributable to poisonous notions of masculinity. But he additionally shares, “I’m also deeply fascinated with the occult, like UFOs, Area 51 and so on!”
Responsibility and development
But not all content material essentially lands proper, some have been labelled by audiences as ‘misleading hustle content.’ He responds, “As a content creator on social media, you say things that you believe in, that you have practised and always have spoken directly or indirectly. In my case, it always has been about levelling up, growth and becoming a better version of who you are. Regardless of the format, some of your content is bound to be misinterpreted by some people, especially when it is in a short format like an Instagram Reels.”
He concludes, “I’m open to constructive feedback, that’s been the key to growth over the years. It would be unrealistic to expect everyone to be on the same page as me and I respect their difference of opinion. I have spoken about self-care and the importance of taking breaks in multiple videos or Stories in the past as well, by also sharing my personal experiences.”