Ranbir Kapoor is probably one of the finest actors of our generation. After Khans, it is perhaps only Ranbir amongst the current crowd of actors who has managed to find a place in people’s heart.
When the term ‘superstar’ is slowly becoming a thing of past, Kapoor seems like a beautiful promise to redeem that starry effect into Hindi movies. He is a wonderful mix of an old world grace and uber coolness.
When his contemporaries including Ranveer Singh, Sushant Singh Rajput are opting for character roles, Ranbir is still dabbling in creating a new identity for himself. Even as most actors of his generation are active on social media, Ranbir chooses to stay away from the limelight.
His relationships with two of the most beautiful faces of the industry – Deepika Padukone and Katrina Kaif have been feeding the gossip magazines for a while now. Yet, Ranbir never ever fails to generate a ‘curiosity’. We are always curious about this ‘shy’, ‘introvert’ actor.
He has given two back-to-back flops including Besharam and Bombay Velvet. Still, when Karan Johar wanted to make a romantic film after a gap of four years, he pinned down his hopes on Ranbir.
And his ‘casanova’ image is the icing on the cake. In an interview, he accepted to having an alcohol problem. You couldn’t have asked for more. Could you ? A ‘star’ is incomplete without having a ‘dysfunctional’ quality. Ranbir ticks that box quite effortlessly.
As Ranbir celebrates his 34th birthday today, we take a look at the reasons that make Ranbir the only ‘budding star’ in the film industry today.
Good looks, good looks and good looks
Bollywood loves beautiful people. One can’t do much without having good looks in this industry. Ranbir has inherited good looks from his family. Though, Ranbir has never used looks as crutches to hold his own in a movie. Except, one time in Sanjay Leela Bhansali movie Saawariya where he took our breath away with his ‘towel’ act.
Oodles of charm
Ranbir brings a lighthearted charm to the screen. He raises even as average song like ‘Dilliwali Girlfriend’ with his million dollar cute expressions. And he was all sweetness in Barfi.
Represents our generation like no other actor
Ranbir comes very close to representing our generation. His characters in ‘Wake up Sid’, ‘Rockstar’, ‘ Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani’ and ‘Tamasha’ are striving to find an identity. Young people can identify with his confused, lost characters in these films. Amitabh Bachchan was the angry young man of his generation. Shah Rukh epitomised the romance for 90’s. While Ranbir shows all the potential to be a ‘star’ for his generation.
He knows acting
There, we have said it. Ranbir knows his job. Rockstar would have been a travesty of romance and passion if not for Ranbir. The transformation from Janardhan to rockstar Jordan in a couple of hours is not everybody’s cup of tea. What sets him apart from those having fancy six-pack abs is his sheer talent. And he has got that in abundance. For once, here is an actor who doesn’t have to rely on his six pack abs to pull the crowd into theatres.
Ranbir has captured the imagination of people with an off-screen persona like no other actor. During the promotions of Tamasha, his chemistry with Deepika was the talk of the town. Every second actress talks about working with Ranbir.
We are done with boring ageing stars in their 50’s who post the pictures of their kids and wife on social media account. Now, here is a young man who just doesn’t want to commit. Ranbir’s folly in having consistently failed in his relationships generously allow us to love ‘imperfection’.
He is that famous ‘Kapoor’
Ranbir is the fourth-generation of famous Kapoor family. He is the great-grandson of Prithviraj and the grandson of actor-director Raj Kapoor. His first cousins Kareena and Karisma are both superstars. Undoubtedly, it’s not easy to be in Ranbir’s shoes. He is carrying a legacy of generations on his young shoulders.
Controversy follows Ranbir. His recent high-profile break-up with Katrina Kaif is a case in point. Earlier, Deepika in an interview suggested his name to endorse condom. His pictures with Katrina on a Spanish holiday made headlines. And above all, his current ‘image’ of having been come out ‘unaffected’ out of a five-years long relationship does say it all.