Ranbir Kapoor admits being from the Kapoor family made it easy to get work
Proud to be Raj Kapoor's grandson: Ranbir Kapoor admits being from the Kapoor family made it easy to get work
Ranbir Kapoor has recently talked openly about his professional and personal life in an interview. He says that he is not a fan of his grandfather Raj Kapoor's acting but his direction and also says that he is a fan of his grandfather's 'Shri 420', 'Awara', 'Jis Desh Mein Ganga Behti Hai' and 'Prem Rog'. ' Love watching movies like this very much. Ranbir has said that he is very proud to be the grandson of Raj Kapoor. Ranbir also says that being from the Kapoor family, he got an easy break in films while others find it a bit difficult.
Ranbir Kapoor said - 'I am proud to be Raj Kapoor's grandson but I take being from the Kapoor family as a responsibility, not as a burden or pressure. I do not take this thing 'taken for granted'. I will always be grateful to Raj Kapoor for what he did for our family and the importance he gave us in the world. I don't want someone to say tomorrow that I am in the film industry because I am Raj Kapoor's grandson. Yes, I have indeed got the advantage of being from the Kapoor family.
'Grandfather passed away when I was six years old, so I don't have many memories of him except what I heard about him from my parents and watching his films. I have learned a lot about life and cinema by watching his films.
A Pakistani filmmaker asked Ranbir that today no Pakistani can make a film in India and no Indian can work in a film in Pakistan, so can he (Pakistani filmmaker) be able to work outside these two countries, especially in Saudi Arabia? In response to this, if he would like to work in the film, Ranbir said - 'Why not, there is no boundary for an artist. I congratulate the Pakistani film industry for making a superhit film like Maula Jatt.
On a question asked about the upbringing of his newborn daughter, Ranbir Kapoor said, 'The happiness of being the father of a girl child is something different. It was a very different time for us. Stars twinkle in my head as soon as I say that I have become a father to a baby girl. I work 280 days a year and Alia works more than me.
We take turns taking breaks from work to take care of the baby girl. Parenting is a challenging job. You want to pass on the values you have inherited to your child. You have to set an example in front of the kids.
Talking about his film career, Ranbir Kapoor said that he did a nine-month course in method acting from the famous Lee Strasberg Theater and Film School in New York. After this, when he started working as an assistant in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's film Black (2005), a new world opened up in front of him.
He said- 'Earlier it seemed that anyone can act by wearing make-up, but while learning method acting, I felt that it is something else. Acting is not everyone's cup of tea. I learned a lot while working with Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Sanjay Leela Bhansali is a hard task master when it comes to working. I was one of his twenty assistants. All these things made me a man of the land.
When I was starting films, I went to Aamir Khan for advice. He told them to pack their luggage and leave for the country by train. Meet people, see places and try to understand different cultures. I am sorry that I could not do it, but I want to give this advice to the youth who want to become actors.
Sharing the experience of Prakash Jha's film 'Raajneeti' in Bhopal, Ranveer Kapoor said - 'I loved the script of the film even though it was inspired by 'Godfather' or Mahabharata. I was given the role of Arjun. I admit now that I didn't understand much during the shooting of the film, but at the time of dubbing, every single thing started opening up, then I understood how deep and meaningful this film is.
I will regret that why I could not do my character in more depth in the film Rajneeti. The most important part of that film was the city of Bhopal, its people and the Noor-e-Saba hotel. Even today I want to shoot one of my films in Bhopal.
He said about Rajkumar Hirani's film 'Sanju' on Sanjay Dutt - I have been a fan of Sanjay Dutt since childhood. My sister used to put a poster of Salman Khan in her almirah while I used to put a poster of Sanjay Dutt. Rajkumar Hirani is a great filmmaker in Indian cinema. When he messaged me to read the script of Sanju, I quickly replied that it cannot be a Sanjay Dutt biopic.
By then it was in the press that Rajkumar Hirani was going to make Sanjay Dutt's biopic. How do you make a biopic of an actor who is still alive, active, and acting? Hirani has been making films of a different kind.
Ranbir says that he was very disappointed when Jagga Jasoos flopped. He said- 'I produced Jagga Jasoos but that too proved to be a disaster. Filmmaking is an expensive business. Her audience is the king. Making a masala film is even more difficult. You have to put everything in it.
I worked very hard on Imtiaz Ali's Tamasha, even today people talk about that film. Till today I could not understand why the show did not work. Now I have thought that in the last phase of my career, I will do only commercial films for the audience.
Ranbir says that his upcoming two films will be liked by the audience. Luv Ranjan's first film is a romantic comedy starring Shraddha Kapoor opposite him, the film will release on March 8 next year. The second film is Sandeep Reddy Vanga's Animal which is a gangster-based film. This film will also be released on August 23 next year.