Ranbir Kapoor does not prefer being billed as the next superstar and feels it is unjustified to be equated with the three Khans who have ruled the marquee for over two decades.
Ranbir made his debut in 2007 with Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Saawariya,which did not do well at the box office. But the actor went on to give strong performances in films like Bachna Ae Haseeno,Wake Up Sid,Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani,Rocket Singh,Rajneeti,Rockstar,Barfi and his just released Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani,which became a part of 100 crore club.
“I am not here in the industry to beat anyone. I am here to do good work and make a name for myself,earn respect. I don’t believe in this term of being the next superstar. It means you are not a superstar but you can become one. I think anyone can come after me and become a superstar,” Ranbir told PTI in an interview.
The 30-year-old actor also feels that it is not justified to compare him with the three Khans –Aamir,Shah Rukh and Salman.
“If I am compared with Khans I feel bad as they have worked hard for 25 years… they get so much love,respect from everyone. While I have just completed five years or so in the industry may be after 25 years I will answer this question. I am no where close to them,there can’t be any comparison.
“I don’t have a personality like Salman Khan or Shah Rukh Khan that I can be myself and the film will be a huge hit. I have to be a character,” he added.
Since starting his career in Bollywood,Ranbir has appeared only in ten full-fledged films. The actor says he is not multi-talented to do more than one project at a time. “Today a film takes 120 days or so,I am not multi- talented to do two films together. If we have four films in a year then audience will get bored and our career will be finished in five years. I feel there has to be mystery attached to an actor and that is why I am not there on social networking sites,” he said.
The actor feels that today the focus is on look of the character. And considering he is a method actor,he likes to focus on one film at a time.
Ranbir feels fortunate to work with different directors and play interesting roles. But he does credit himself to have understood the right opportunities.
“I am grateful that I got chance to play wonderful characters. I am thankful to all the directors for choosing me in their films. I am lucky roles were written for me. I grabbed the opportunities. I am motivated and charged about going ahead. There is still a long way to go,” he said.
He will be seen next in Abhinav Kashyap’s ‘Besharam’ where he is teaming up with his parents Rishi and Neetu Kapoor,besides Indian-Australian actress Pallavi Sharda. The other project is Anurag Kashyap’s ‘Bombay Velvet’ with Anushka Sharma and a just announced project with Karan Johar.