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It’s just a bend, not the end: Ranbir Kapoor on career choices


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Ranbir Kapoor, who has showcased his versatility in a variety of roles but whose recent films have not fared well at the box office, says he keeps reminding himself that it is just a bend and not the end. In a past interview, Chopra had commented that “Ranbir is an incredible actor with stupid script choices”.

So when asked if the Sanjay Dutt biopic is going to change it, Ranbir said with a pinch of humour, “If every actor knew what he was doing and had a plan, everyone would be a superstar. So it is hard and I am trying to learn from my own mistakes. I keep reminding myself that it’s just a bend, not the end. Life is very difficult and requires a lot of hard work and you have to keep working… Like Raju sir’s film title, ‘Lage raho…’.”

In “Sanju”, Ranbir has portrayed Sanjay’s different avatars. Did he make any special observations about Sanjay to portray him better on-screen Ranbir said, “I have always been a Sanjay Dutt fan. For me, it was a fan trying to play his icon. So I think the hardest thing I did was to give myself the confidence that I can play this man. When Raju sir told me about this film, I didn’t have the confidence because I thought I wouldn’t be able to do it. I don’t have the courage, don’t have the understanding or the acting chops to do it. This is not an acting gig for me. I haven’t tried to show good acting, bad acting or showcase my talent. I think it was just the opportunity to be part of a story of a person who I consider to be my icon.”

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Ranbir has entertained audience in many hits like “Bachna Ae Haseeno”, “Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani”, “Rocket Singh – Salesman of The Year”, “Wake Up Sid!” and “Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani”. Asked if Ranbir will be open to someone else making a film on him, he said: “I will be ready but I don’t think my life is inspiring. I am a very boring person. I work, go back home and fall asleep. If a film is made, it will be a very existential kind of a film. If someone puts a camera like in the Bigg Boss house, you will see me work, come home and sleep. So yes, if someone wants to make a film then I won’t mind but I don’t think the film will work or it will have any message to give,” he added.