Exploring the actor in him

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Exploring the actor in him


He is the quintessential cho-chweet guy. So Ranbir Kapoor could slip with astonishing ease into the roles of a youth just out of adolescence in Sawaariya, happy-go-lucky guy in Wake Up Sid and the romantic in Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani. Ranbir has now stepped into the shoes of a Sardar salesman in Rocket Singh..., slated for release this Friday.

Interacting with the media at Fame he said, “It’s the story of a graduate who steps out of college and gets into a job. He’s caught between the challenges of his profession and his inner conflict. It’s a heart warming story.”  

Ranbir has inherited looks of his father Rishi Kapoor and charming mother Neetu Singh. But the Kapoor lineage rests lightly on him. He believes that it is not the Kapoor ‘khandaan’ but sheer hardwork, passion and dedication that have brought him thus far and in such a short span.

“Of course, I had loads of support and encouragement from my family but I was nervous, eager and curious, just like any other newcomer when I stepped into the industry,” says Ranbir, who considers his his father his biggest critic and his mother, his pillar of strength.

Ranbir says he doesn’t believe in the concept of genes and that it’s only one’s talent that will get one up the ladder. “You have to prove yourself as an actor first. Familial ties and connections are secondary,” he observes.

Talking about his films, he feels he’s done better than his best in Wake Up Sid, “I am sure there are a lot of Sids out there. Sid is all about coming of age. Of all my movies, Rocket Singh portrays a slice of real life. It’s reality packed with humour,” he says and adds, “I have put in a lot of hard work to breathe life into the character of Harpreet Singh in Rocket... and there’s lot of ground work that’s gone into studying the life of a salesman as well,” says Ranbir. He will be seen in a more serious role in Rajneeti. “I want to exploit and explore the actor in me,” he signs off.

 

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