Deepika and Ranbir, who have previously starred together in “Bachna Ae Haseeno” and “Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani”, are reuniting on the big screen with Imtiaz Ali’s upcoming romantic drama.
While the 29-year-old “Piku” actress is having a good run at the box office with back-to-back hits, Ranbir’s last few films – “Besharam”, “Roy” and “Bombay Velvet” – have failed to create magic.
When asked whether Deepika would prove lucky for him in terms of box office success, Ranbir said, “It is not fair to label anyone as lucky charm. Deepika has worked very hard to be here (in the top). She is a dedicated person. I do hope her luck works on me and not mine on her.
“It depends on ‘Tamasha’. If the film becomes successful then everyone would be happy to see our pairing,” Ranbir, 32, said.
Deepika and Ranbir’s last collaboration “Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani” was a hit and their on-screen chemistry was appreciated.
“I learnt a lot working with Deepika. We did our second film together, ‘Bachna Ae Haseeno’ and then we did ‘Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani’ which was a big hit. To see her grow as an actor and to this extent, was really heart-warming, encouraging and really inspiring for me,” he said after launching, with her, the trailer of Imtiaz Ali’s much-anticipated romantic film, “Tamasha” here on Tuesday.
“For me, ‘Tamasha’ is very special, to come with this team together. And I really hope that the people give the film a chance in the theatres and they enjoy the film. It’s the second film with Imtiaz and second film with Sajid Nadiadwala, my third film with Deepika and my eleventh film with Siddharth Roy Kapur (UTV Motion Pictures). So I’m really excited to work with this team,” he said.
The trailer was also launched on digital mediums and it was soon getting widely discussed on social media similar to the response the first look had garnered. The chemistry between Ranbir and Deepika definitely strikes through but perhaps some might consider it a tad emotional.
About the director of the film, Ranbir credits Imtiaz’s “Rockstar” as an important milestone in his career. “‘Rockstar’ taught me and gave me a lot of success, awards and learning.”
About the tagline, “Why always the same story?”, Imtiaz said: “Sometimes the same kind of events occur in life and then we blame our circumstances for it and say that this is how life is. You never become who you are really as an individual.
“And the same story repeats for you, unless you take control of your life. You change that by saying that you’re not enjoying matters and that you’ll make your own endings in life, that’s when a different kind of ‘tamasha’ takes place.”
“Tamasha” produced by Sajid Nadiadwala is slated to release on November 27.
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