chat “I have a long way to go,” says actor Ranbir Kapoor unwilling to rest on his laurels post- Barfi!

Bollywood’s happening star Ranbir Kapoor is always a pleasure to meet. Full of beans, he speaks his mind when it comes to matters concerning his career. The actor, who made his debut five years ago with Saawariya, talks on a range of topics — from his runaway hit, Barfi! , making it to the Oscar nomination list to rumours about his upcoming films. Excerpts from the interview:

At such a young age, how does it feel to have your film ( Barfi! ) entered for the Oscar nominations?

We are happy that the film is India’s entry at the Oscars. But this is just the first step. Barfi ! and everyone associated with it are special to me. I hope the Oscar committee selects our film.

There is a lot spoken about certain scenes in Barfi! being inspired by English films.

The movie is Anurag’s vision. If the script and characters are good, and the film is made truthfully, it will connect not only with Indians but also with audiences across the world. I am very proud to have done a film like Barfi! I have learnt a lot as an actor and as a human being from Barfi! If you are able to sell a smile through cinema … there is nothing greater.

The film’s music, composed by Pritam, is also very special. He worked really hard. Since there isn’t much dialogue, the music sets the mood of the film. The music was the actual language of Barfi!

Since Sawaariya and the DVD release of Barfi! have happened on Diwali, how different have these two Diwalis been?

That Diwali, we had worked hard for two years but the film was in the theatres for only a day. Thankfully, this Diwali, Barfi ’s DVD release has taken place, the film was in the theatres for a really long time, and made a lot of money for the producer. This Diwali has been the best in five years. I am talking as if I have just got the lifetime achievement award … I have a long way to go.

There are rumours that you declined a second lead in Karan Johar’s next film with Shah Rukh Khan.

Nothing has been offered to me. I don’t believe in the first or second lead concept. I have done an ensemble film called Raajneeti, which had a good script. If it’s a character that excites me, then I would do it.

itee sharma

bollywood news service

I have learnt a lot as an actor and as a human being from Barfi!