I'm not here to be a star: Ranbir Kapoor (Interview)

Born in a family of cinestars, Bollywood's star actor Ranbir Kapoor says he never entered filmdom with the intention of becoming a star. He also said the current crop of actors are no comparisons to the likes of Shah Rukh Khan and Sa

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Interview with ranbir kapoor

Born in a family of cinestars, Bollywood's star actor Ranbir Kapoor says he never entered filmdom with the intention of becoming a star. He also said the current crop of actors are no comparisons to the likes of Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan, who have an "aura" about them.

Ranbir, who has proved his mettle film after film since debuting with unimpressive "Saawariya" in 2007, credits the media with giving him the "pedestal" of a star.

"I am not here to be a star, I am here to be an actor. We have grown up watching Mr. Shah Rukh Khan, Mr. Salman Khan, Mr. Akshay Kumar or Mr. Ajay Devgn on the screen. They have an image, aura and stardom," Ranbir told IANS in an interview.

"That (in their) time, they didn't have (so much) media, but media has helped us a lot. It has put us on a pedestal. We are created stars," he added.

The 30-year-old, son of veteran actors Neetu and Rishi Kapoor, and grandson of the legendary Raj Kapoor, believes his generation of actors need more time to prove themselves.

Talking about himself, he said: "It's been only 10 films. I don't take these tags (of a star) seriously. If someone compares me to them (stars like Shah Rukh, Salman, Akshay and Ajay), they must be embarrassed as these actors have been working for 25 years. I have just completed five years."

Nevertheless, he finds it "encouraging" and he truly hopes, "I can live up to this."

Even within five years of his Bollywood journey, Ranbir has shown an impressive variety with films like "Raajneeti", "Rockstar" and "Barfi!". He feels taking a "different path" helps people "recognise your work".

Moreover, he feels it is vital for an actor to create his own "niche".

The only ideology Kapoor goes by before selecting a film is whether people will like to watch it or not. He feels that it is important to make your own niche.

"When I heard 'Barfi!' and 'Rockstar', I thought of them as commercial films. I thought that these are films which I will want to see. So, (as an actor) you must have your own point of view.

"If you feel that people will like the film, then do it. If I see a (script of) 'Dabangg' or '3 Idiots', no one will let me do it. They will say we have Salman Khan and Aamir Khan (respectively) to do it. You have to make your own niche," he said.

Never one to take the audience for granted, Ranbir said: "You want to reciprocate their support by giving them a good film. I just have to give them good movies and be good at my work."


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  • Posted on: 28 May 2013 at 9:21pm.HookandHybrid.

    Ranbir you truley are a megastar.

  • Posted on: 26 May 2013 at 11:45pmLaters.Baby

    Ranbir, You r 1 of d Best Actor of Indian Television..
    Proud of being ur fan...

    Keep Blasting..

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  • Posted on: 26 May 2013 at 1:45pmShaina_b

    He is lying!!!!

    Already he thinks he can be the next Shahrukh Khan!!!!!

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  • Posted on: 26 May 2013 at 1:02pmSam3007

    LOVE U RK!!!
    u r too good n an awesome actor,
    most imp u r good at heart...

  • Posted on: 26 May 2013 at 10:43am.SmokeySilence.

    You are such a talented actor Ranbir and your hard work and talent will one day make you the biggest star after Raj Kapoor in your family Heart

  • Posted on: 26 May 2013 at 7:58amshinseen

    No doubt the actors he mentioned are stars,but you are truly talented and stand out above the rest of your contemporaries.

  • Posted on: 26 May 2013 at 5:47amkhushiiXOXO

    didn't some actress say that if anyone says he/she doesn't want to be a Star then they are lying?

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  • Posted on: 26 May 2013 at 2:48amWhenInRome

    "It's been only 10 films. I don't take these tags (of a star) seriously. If someone compares me to them (stars like Shah Rukh, Salman, Akshay and Ajay), they must be embarrassed as these actors have been working for 25 years. I have just completed five years."

    HOW MODEST !!!! ^__^
    LOVE U RANBIR KAPOOR Smile

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  • Posted on: 26 May 2013 at 2:33am-RanDeep-

    love u ranbir

    love u ranbir

    love u ranbir

    love u ranbir

  • Posted on: 25 May 2013 at 7:53pm-bonbon-

    Love you Shah Rukh Khan!! Heart Heart

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