“Where the tag of superstar or the next-big-thing is concerned I really don’t take all that seriously. You can only become a superstar when you have a lot of work behind you, when you’ve repeatedly given blockbusters and have a big fan base. Right now, I’ve just started off,” says Ranbir Kapoor in a Bollywood Hungama Exclusive video interview along with Shimit Amin and Jaideep Sahni, the director-writer duo of the next film Rocket Singh-Salesman Of The Year.
Shimit Amin, the director of Shahrukh Khan propelled Chak De India (undoubtedly one of the best films of this decade) is a shy reticent man blessed with a brilliant art of wondrous story telling. So, where did the idea of Rocket Singh germinate from? “It was an idea that Jaideep and Adi had. Jaideep had to work the hardest. The script was very difficult to write because we were trying to break lots and lots of norms of drama, comedy, the characters,” says Shimit.
Jaideep Sahni, a writer par excellence strongly believes in cinema being one of the best examples of “collaborative art”. He has a penchant for the earthy, the quirky and very funny. The promotional video ‘Pocket Mein Rocket‘ carries a noteworthy phrase-hook that stays with you. â€œ’Pocket Mein Rocket‘ represented a salesman’s art. You might think that he’s just going to sell you something and is knocking on the door. He’s got something up his sleeve. And that’s his Art. We interpreted that as ‘Pocket Mein Rocket‘,” Jaideep explains.
Ranbir’s fans are eager to find out about his much discussed relationship status with Deepika Padukone. And this is what the Kapoor scion has to say, “If I am an actor, my work should speak more than my personal life. The audience is interested in knowing your personal life because you’re showing it to them. If you don’t show it to them, if you stick to what the purpose of my existence is, which is movies, I don’t think I’d find a necessity to talk about it. That’s the stand I want to take.”
What, according to Shimit is the best quality about Ranbir as an actor? “He’s hungry and I think he’ll always be.”
So, what is Ranbir’s take on, being called a youth icon, Rocket dance being a craze and the link-up stories with Shazahn Padamsee being true or false…well…if you want to find out all this and lots more, stay tuned to check out the video very soon on Bollywood Hungama Broadband.