Accolades continue to pour in for Ranbir's performance in Barfi! with the latest compliment coming from the movie's director Anurag Basu. Saying that he did not believe that a 'perfect movie' existed and that he was more comfortable with criticism as compared to praise, Anurag opined that Ranbir was the finest actor of his generation.
Speaking to Mid-Day , Anurag said "What intrigues me about him is that he doesn't even know how brilliant he is. In a way, it's working for him because this self-doubt makes him push himself harder."
He spoke about his role models, influence of Charlie Chaplin and the difficulties in making a movie like Barfi! with its numerous characters and limited dialogues. He opined that contemporary Hindi cinema was on the right track and said this might well be called the golden era of Hindi cinema twenty years past.