Ranbir Kapoor: I understand that I’m one of the few privileged people who had it easy in life

Ranbir Kapoor, who is busy with the promotions of Sanju, gets candid about the film, playing Sanjay Dutt and his career in an interview. Read what the actor has to say.
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Ranbir Kapoor is on a promotion spree for his upcoming film Sanju. Directed by Rajkumar Hirani, the film is based on the life of Sanjay Dutt.

In an interview with DNA, Ranbir was asked is he nervous as there has never been a biopic on an Indian actor. The actor said, "It was a daunting task for me. I knew the expectations, I knew I was portraying someone who is still so relevant and a much-loved superstar. I knew the challenges and I also knew that there is a fine line between mimicry and representing someone who is loved by so many people. That’s why I had to represent him with a lot of respect, dignity and heart. It took us six to eight months to get ready. It took us a lot of time to prep, do the prosthetic tests, acting and character rehearsals. The bottom line is that it’s inspired by his life and we had a one-track mind to achieve it."

When the actor was asked if he is also larger-than-life and emotional like Sanjay Dutt, he states, "Not at all. You know me since I was a child. I’m more of an introvert. In this film, I really connected with the fact that we’re not seeing the larger-than-life Sanjay Dutt. We’re seeing him as a young boy who is lost; someone who is scared of his father; someone who lost his mother at a young age. Nargisji passed away barely two days before the release of his debut film Rocky. There is also the part on him getting into bad company, his addiction to drugs and his personal struggle to come out of it. Everything is there — the trouble he got into over the years, the price he paid for it, how he fell and how he resurrected himself. My life has been very different. Thankfully, there are not so many controversies."

Ranbir Kapoor has given amazing performances in films like Rockstar, Barfi, Tamasha and others. When asked if he has ever been unfaithful to a role, he said, "I don’t take my job for granted. I understand that I’m one of the few privileged people who had it easy in life, and that there are many out there who are way more talented than me. I think if I take my job lightly or don’t surrender to every role, I won’t deserve the position that I’m in today. However, when I see Raajneeti (2010), I sometimes feel I should have worked harder in that film. Back then, I didn’t understand the movie’s beats and nuances. I’m grateful to Prakash Jha for giving me that film. If I had a chance to do it again, I will give it much more."

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I think his chips were down when he dumped Deepika but a final nail in the coffin was when he dumped Katrina too. I mean fair enough you couldn’t settle with one girl and cheated on her (I don’t condone cheating in any manner) but claiming that Katrina is his one true love and then not even settling down with her was the last straw. He’s reaping the lovely seeds that he’s sown. People saw through Mahira fiasco! Katrina and Deepika have given hits just recently and they have many more films too. I don’t think Sanju is going to work! Neither will Brahmastra or Shamshera.

I couldn't agree with you more. This guy is a fake and people saw through it. I always supported his relationship with Katrina because I used to think - it's alright, it dint work with Deepika but he found his true love with Katrina. Sometimes it happens. But when he dumped Katrina as well few months AFTER moving in with her was just shocking! I remember seeing a photo of Katrina at the Kapoor family lunch weeks before the breakup news. I hope Sanju doesn't work and the rest of his movies. I hope he realises he can't move from woman to woman and still be a success.

Thank you for expressing what you feel but what I FEEL AND HOPE AND PRAY THAT ALL IS FILMS WILL WORK...GOD BLESS..

I've never found him attractive physically but in this photo.... damn.

Nothing attractive about you either Alia. Such a put off.

Ranbir is an amazing actor and has done some great work too. It's just that he has lost a lot of goodwill due to his personal life.

I guess it’s more important to be a good person first and then also shows through your work. Then being a good actor just adds in.

Poor guy really wants to smooth things over so he can regain success. PR with Alia, wanting to work with Ranveer, talking about wanting to get married and settle down. He's basically screaming "Like me again! Please!"

replace the word "privilege" with "nepotism"

If anything you should have been humble about it but no you went around disrespecting women with your lies and deceit.

How do you know that the women are right and RK was not right? I personally feel like both dp and kat are very manipulative. He is better with alia if it is true.

One woman could be wrong. Two could be wrong. In his case are you trying to say all of them were wrong and only he was right? This happens only 1 in 10 cases but the problem is in him.

I think he is the most genuine person . He never ever speaks highly of himself like other actors do. I fail to understand why some pple are always targeting him unnecessarily.

As someone mention here on PV(privileged)is the new word for ranbir...
And part of being privileged for this starkids that they don't know thier limits and what they are capable to do...
When they said sonam is not sexy...she gone crazy trying to prove how sexy she by always showing her cleavage instead of taking acting lessons...
And obviously ranbir can't do tough guys,street fighter roles he tried in BV and failed miserably...(though I think he will be good in sneaky roles like jhonny gaddar for example)...but no he can't accept the truth..sunjay was a macho man who hanged out with drug dealers and criminals while ranbir is a mama's boy who hang out with gossip queen like kjo...linking himself to a child like alia to seek the attention...

Alia is nota child. She looks like a 9 year old boy but she is 26 years old.

I read that the reason for Alia link up,was to give RK a fresh image listening,his ex gf's. When he was dating. You saying he loved you,it was for a image! Alia ,do not mind,she love playing this games,kjo arrange for her!

Alia has 30yrs old face ,with make up, 50yrs old mind,cunning,12yrs old body! Education level of 16 yrs old! Truth!

As someone mention here on PV(privileged)is the new word for ranbir...
And part of being privileged for this starkids that they don't know thier limits and what they are capable to do...
When they said sonam is not sexy...she gone crazy trying to prove how sexy she by always showing her cleavage instead of taking acting lessons...
And obviously ranbir can't do tough guys,street fighter roles he tried in BV and failed miserably...(though I think he will be good in sneaky roles like jhonny gaddar for example)...but no he can't accept the truth..sunjay was a macho man who hanged out with drug dealers and criminals while ranbir is a mama's boy who hang out with gossip queen like kjo...linking himself to a child like alia to seek the attention...

As someone mention here on PV(privileged)is the new word for ranbir...
And part of being privileged for this starkids that they don't know thier limits and what they are capable to do...
When they said sonam is not sexy...she gone crazy trying to prove how sexy she by always showing her cleavage instead of taking acting lessons...
And obviously ranbir can't do tough guys,street fighter roles he tried in BV and failed miserably...(though I think he will be good in sneaky roles like jhonny gaddar for example)...but no he can't accept the truth..sunjay was a macho man who hanged out with drug dealers and criminals while ranbir is a mama's boy who hang out with gossip queen like kjo...linking himself to a child like alia to seek the attention...

Hm kyu dekhe iski story ? Drugs kiye ,affairs kiye ? Toh ? There are many people in the world wherein their struggle is endless and still battling to live their life and here we are being shown a person who was a bigda hua insaan with so much money and fame .So why should we watch this criminal's movie ? Movie banani hai toh hamare real hero jinka struggle real hota hai which is soldiers unpe banao.Itni thand mein vo log hamari raksha kr rhe hai ya amitabh pe bnado he is a legend but sanjay dutt ? Who is he and why are we glorifying this man ? Hadh hai

Yeah right. Soldier pe movie bane yoh jaise dekhte hai log. Tubelight.

Shut up sanjay dutt fans.Bilkul shara nae hai in logo ke andar.Ek criminal ko support krke uski movie dekhnge.Heartless people.Wse bhi yeh sanjay dutt ki parody hai

Somehow when it comes to ranbir I never feel any of his roles have ever truly challenged him or that there was a real personal evolution or growth after. He just comes out the same as he went in.

Love You Ranbir...

I appreciate the speech. He knows he isn't one of those guys who's always said "Just one more take Director sir, I want to get it perfect." because he was the privileged and talented Kapoor kid. Tell this to stupid Rishi Kapoor, RK. I'M still a Ranbir fan. But I'm not a fangirl enough to go see every movie in theaters even though I know he'll be good, even if that results in a flop for him. Tough love. Some movies just don't deserve blind hero worship. (Insert pretty much all Salman movies ever)

This is what I mean. What he says and what he does just don’t match up. His words say something else and action scream a different story.

What have you done to suggest how grateful you are for your position that someone else may be more deserving as? Seriously what have done? Used your position to hookup with any actress you could find. You can’t even stay faithful in your personal life to your girlfriends, let alone being faithful towards fictitious characters.

Accusations were dropped but he was involved in the attacks by hiding AK47 in his house.Stop supporting a criminal you fools

But Modi is criminal too...and he is the Prime Minister...

Oh yeah, you were there, you know that it was EXACTLY the same gun that was used in the blast? Yes, he had wepons in his house, but he was punished for that. Many people has guns, so what, they all are terrirists now? Sanjay was married to a muslim girl, there were many anti-muslims marches back then, so he was aware of the danger that could threaten his family. He's guilty only because he was in touch with the wrong people. he didn't have to know what they were doing. So stop slandering a person if you don't know all the circumstances.

do you know the amount of weapons he had in his house? do you know who he got from - same guy that blew up the commercial capital of india, killing many innocent indians.

Sanjay by his own admission was already on drugs even before nargis passed away so it is not like he took to drugs only after nargis.

I like watching ranbir on screen but still wont watch this movie. the way they are talking about sanjay dutt as he is a superstar.

Fyi: Rich Sharma or Rhea Pillai are not muslims.

yeh sanjay ke fans agye mjhe shut uo karanae.Itna toh socho ki vo involved tha usmein aur uski wjh se kitne log maare gye.Shame on yoy people if you gonna watch terrorists Bipoic.Senselss

Is this his TED Talk?

Hirani beta sanju ko glorify kar raha hai, keep sanju with urself. Y should I watch it in theatres if I can view in online.

Hirani's first flop on the way, a lesson for hirani.
Biopic on Sanjay dutt not looking at all

Overhyped Actor he is, versatility at zero level, his every movie looks like either barfi or rockstar. Same watching him makes boring to us. And moreover the N number of linkup articles before every release force us to stay away from this actor, moreover keeps us uninteresting

He is an overhyped guy, from past few year he is acting in the same tone, we can see barfi and rockstar in sanju, such is his acting. He agrees the effort he puts is less, reason is everything is served in plate to them. No matter how many flops this guy gives , Kebab johar and other industry walas promote him for every movie. He is too much overhyped guy

Yes and nothing will change...he is here to stay...
I know it's a typing error but "kebab johar"really suites karan personality...

In other news, sky is blue

There are biopics on actors. Recently released blockbuster Mahanati is based on late Savithri Ganeshan.

Please stop over promoting!

He is the most balanced, kind, polite and down to earth celeb in recent times. I don’t understand how do people spread hate for him.

Hello Alia.

Hi Neetu..

Few can accept it n he is one of them such a kind sould glad that he accepted dont care about pv users shitty comments do wt u want to do n u pv users keep judging others

He couldn't say no to Hirani. That's the only reason he did it.
Making biopics on people who are still alive makes them pedantic and have no impact. This movie shouldn't have been made.
And Hirani's only good move was his first one. Everything else worked as it was about effectively tapping into the psyche of the Indian masses.
This should be his first flop.
And yes, high time talented directors stopped offering RK films. It's a bit galling to see him being sought after in spite of NOT delivering.
No wonder he and his family feel so entitled.

This is dude is not only privileged but uses the backing of the fraternity to carry on his madness

The industry has him bubbled in a protective circle.They think he's a god's gift to the industry lmao.

Ok
Katrina

kuch bhi karlo ranbir ,hm log sanjay dutt ki parody nae dekhnge

Hahahaha....okay

Shame on people who will watch sanju as this movie is obviously glorifying sanjay dutt the terrorist.Shame shame

Shame on you, that you are so uneducated that you do not read the newspaper and do not watch the news and do not know that the accusations of terrorism were dropped from Sanjaya back in the early 2000s.

Dropped charges doesn't mean he is innocent.He has enough power to manipulate law & justice.Sanjay Dutt is a criminal.

Manipulating the law is what salman has been doing for the past 17 years.

Manipulating law means to not get arrested or convicted. He did his 5 years sentence in jail so how is that manipulating the law? That’s accepting the law idiot.

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