While Ranbir Kapoor has been vocal about how inspiring it has been to work with Paresh Rawal in “Sanju”, the veteran actor believes the young star is an inspiration for the new generation.
Ranbir and Paresh bring alive the father-son bond of Sanjay Dutt and Sunil Dutt on-screen in “Sanju”, a biopic directed by Rajkumar Hirani.
Praising Ranbir, Paresh told IANS: “I have worked with various actors, but working with Ranbir is something else. He is a very talented actor. And let me tell you, playing Sanjay Dutt, whom we can see every now and then on-screen, is certainly not easy for any actor.
“The way Ranbir internalised and delivered the character… He is flawless. He is an inspirational actor for the coming generation.”
Working with Hirani for the first time was also special for Paresh.
“I think I am lucky to be a part of this special film. I was destined to be a part of a film where some of the finest talents like Raju (Hirani), Abhijat Joshi and Ranbir are a part of. I was supposed to work in ‘Munna Bhai MBBS’ but it did not work out. I was offered the role that later Boman Irani played in the film.
“But such things happen, and I had in my mind that one day, I will work with him (Hirani). Finally, it has happened with ‘Sanju’,” he said.
Actor Ranbir Kapoor says that he will take the legacy of RK Studios forward, though he feels sad about the sale.
Ranbir was interacting with the media at an event “Cricket Dil Se’ organized by electronic appliance brand Panasonic on Saturday in Mumbai.
The iconic RK Studios is being sold and will be turned into a housing complex by Godrej.
“RK Studios was RK Studios because of my grandfather. He built the studio because of his films and talent. Of course, you feel sad that the studio will not be there anymore, but I think, RK is more in the spirit and that is something I would really like to take forward. I would like to take the legacy forward, in producing film and making movies,” said Ranbir.
He said the year has been hectic for him as he is shooting simultaneously for ‘Brahmastra’ and ‘Shamshera’ touted as two big action films. “Both of these are big action films and I am not used to that genre, so it’s been quite a hard year for me. But I am having fun while shooting. I am equally excited for both the films.”
He said he went to Berlin for some work relating to ‘Brahmastra’ and over there. “I experienced Europe summer because it’s always good to take the sun and relax yourself and now, I am back here to shoot for ‘Brahmastra’. We will start shooting for it, so now, I am feeling nice and relaxed.”
Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt and Amitabh Bachchan starrer ‘Brahmastra’ was scheduled to release during Christmas this year, but a few days ago, director Ayan Mukherji said his film will now release in the summer of 2020 because of post-production work, including special effects and computer graphics.
Does he feel worried about being off-screen in most of 2019, he said, “No, no worries. We have been working on ‘Brahmastra’ for thelast six years. The film has been delayed due to various reasons such as computer graphics and special effects.”
Ranbir also hinted that because of a delay in ‘Brahmastra’ his another untitled film co-starring Ajay Devgn will be pushed further. “As far as Luv Ranjan’s film is concerned, now, ‘Brahmastra’ has been pushed to summer of 2020 and after that ‘Shamshera’ will release so, Luv Ranjan’s film also might have to go ahead because I think audience will also get bored of me if I would appear in three movies in one year. So let’s see, its release date is still being planned.”
Wishing for Indian cricket team for the upcoming cricket World Cup, Ranbir said, “Actually, I am a huge admirer of football, but of course now, IPL (Indian Premiere League) fever is there among people and our Indian cricket team will participate in World Cup soon. So, I think it’s a great year for cricket and I extend best wishes to our team so that they can get the World Cup this year.” (IANS)