Ranbir Kapoor: I am trying to learn from my mistakes
30 April, 2018, 12:41 pm
Ranbir Kapoor is one of young India’s finest actors but there is someone who thinks he has made “stupid” choices.
At the teaser launch of Sanjay Dutt’s much-awaited biopic, Sanju, producer-director Vidhu Vinod Chopra stated, in a matter-of-fact style, that although his film’s star has made stupid choices, he’s India’s most refined actor today. Of course, Ranbir was around when the comment was made but he wasn’t on the stage.
Eventually, when was asked for his take on Chopra’s statement, he said, “If only actors knew what they were doing… Every actor wants to be a superstar. So, it is hard and I am trying to learn from my own mistakes. I keep reminding myself that this is a bend and not the end. Zindagi bahut lambi hai. It’s hard and life is a lot of hard work. So, you have to keep at it. Like director Rajkumar Hirani’s film’s title Lage Raho. What I have learnt from Raju sir is the power that entertainment has. It’s not what is entertaining to you but to others. As a filmmaker, to make a film for others and not for yourself is such a selfless thing to do. I have been a part of a lot of good films and I don’t regret doing any of them but just the understanding of cinema, value for money and reach is very important. Having said that, I know I will make a lot of mistakes and I am not saying that I will be a part of hit films only but the learning is very important.”
Sanjay Dutt’s biopic Sanju is rather special for Ranbir Kapoor and his fans. The actor was last seen in Karan Johar’s Ae Dil Hai Mushkil in 2016.
After that, he gave a year to prepare and shoot portions of the biopic that opens in June this year. There were a lot of facets that the film’s makers had to show.
The most challenging for Ranbir was the period when Sanjay’s mother Nargis Dutt succumbed to cancer and he was consumed by drugs and alcohol.