Ranbir Kapoor, who gave two duds “Roy” and “Bombay Velvet” back-to-back this year, says actors deserve to be criticized if the movies don’t work at the box office.
“I think an actor is given a lot of credit when the film is a hit. When my films do well, I’m showered with love and appreciation. So, when my film does not do well, the criticism should be for me,” Ranbir said at the Puma home kit launch for Mumbai City FC, which he co-owns.
“I should be criticized because it (the movie) was my choice, I worked in it, the audience showed faith in me and came to see the movie, and when they don’t like it, the result should be for me,” he added.
His team didn’t perform well last season, Ranbir took it graciously.
“It is necessary for an actor or a sportsman to graciously accept both loss and success. Humility and goodness are very important. They are an actor’s virtue,” he said.
Ranbir, also co-owner of Mumbai City FC, likes to believe that he can play football well.
“In my humble opinion, I am the best player in the industry. I have heard Shah Rukh Khan plays good football, even John Abraham was a school captain. I have not played with them but yes, amongst those playing now, I am the best.”
“I always believed that I am a decent football player. I used to show off that I know football and I own a team. But you get a reality check when you play with these guys. What you see on TV is different.
“It may seem really simple, but when you play with them, you understand the kind of discipline, respect, talent these people have. I feel honoured and gratitude that I got to share the field with them,” said Ranbir.
The “Barfi!” star has been spotted with his team. But he says he doesn’t train with them.
“No, I don’t train with the boys. I had just played one game,” said Ranbir.
Although his team didn’t perform well last year, he is confident it will do better this season.
“I never felt the failure, of course a lot of my movies have not done well. My last one being a huge disaster. But the kind of feeling I got after the last season was bigger than that. I think sports make you face that. When you support a team and your team does not come through, you feel dejected,” said the “Bombay Velvet” actor.
“Positivity is absolutely critical. It is important. We have four great superstars which the team players can look up to, we have budding superstars. I think all those involved in the team, the football club, the fans and everyone expect respect, humility, hard work, discipline, passion and most important victory. This year I think we will get it all,” said Ranbir.
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