Screen Exclusive: In conversation Ranbir Kapoor, Bollywood's crown prince

Oct 05 2013, 15:35 IST
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Screen Exclusive: In conversation with Bollywood's crown prince Ranbir Kapoor (IE Photo) Screen Exclusive: In conversation with Bollywood's crown prince Ranbir Kapoor (IE Photo)
SummarySuperstar Ranbir Kapoor opens up to Screen about celluloid ambitions, the joy of working with his parents.

I remember Dilip Kumar saab had come for the premiere of Saawariya, he didn’t say anything then. The next day he drove to my house. He didn’t come inside, he told the watchman to call me. He sat me down on the road, gave

me a lot of love and said, “I give you a lot of blessings because I see a lot of Raj (Kapoor) in you.”

Every morning when we have breakfast and are both going to our respective shoots, he (Rishi Kapoor) is 10 times more excited than me, constantly talking about the movie and the character he is playing. And that is very heartwarming and inspiring as an actor.

I haven’t been offered any multi-starrers as of now, but I would love to do a two-hero film. I would love to work with my generation of actors, I would love to work with the Khans,

I would love to work with Hrithik Roshan.

During the anniversary edition of Screen The Big Picture on brandbuilding, an interesting point was made by R. Balki, who besides being a film-maker, is CCO and Chairman for Lowe-Lintas; he pointed to a new trend in fashion advertising — the no-logo trend and actor Ranbir Kapoor he said, is akin to that no-logo concept— an actor/brand that you can’t really pigeonhole into convenient slots.

It’s true, the young Kapoor, who just turned 31 defies stereotyping. So far he’s surprised the audience and the critics alike with his standout performances in a variety of films, be it his Rs.150 plus crore hit Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani or Barfi! that had him play a deaf and mute boy. Before that he gave us diametrically opposite films like Rocket Singh- Salesman Of The Year and Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani with a competent performance in each film.

With Besharam, his next film to hit the marquee, Kapoor is ready to surprise us yet again with a desi version of sorts of Lock, Stock And Two Smoking Barrels and a character complete with a hirsute chest on display! This is being touted as his biggest ever film release with over 3000 prints, one more step towards taking his place as the biggest superstar. In a freewheeling chat, he fesses up on starry ambitions, bossing over his mother on the sets, matching histrionic skills with dad Rishi Kapoor, giving a takkar to the Khans and a lot

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