'Barfee' not a serious film, says Ranbir
IANS [ Mon, Oct 31, 2011 ]
- New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) Bollywood actor Ranbir Kapoor, who is currently promoting "Rockstar", clears the air about his next venture "Barfee", saying it is a romantic-comedy set in 1970s and not a serious film.
"It is not a special character, people are just blowing it out of proportion. The treatment to the character and film is not serious at all. It is a romantic-comedy which has been set in 1970s. My character is very fun-loving (awaara types)," Ranbir told IANS.
The actor plays a deaf and dumb person, Priyanka will be seen as a mentally-challenged girl and Ileana D'Cruz will be seen as a narrator.
Ranbir says people are perceiving it as a serious film because Anurag Basu is helming it.
"But he (Basu) is completely a child at heart. It has been fun working with him and also teaming up with Priyanka (Chopra) after 'Anjana Anjani'. She is very fun loving and professional at the same time. It is a treat to work with her. She is very talented. And also Ilena D'Cruz is amazing," he added.
Asked if he had to go through any special training for the film, he said: "I didn't really have to go through any special training drill. I had assisted in the film 'Black', where I got an opportunity to learn sign language."
Ranbir Kapoor was the assistant director to Sanjay Leela Bhansali in the "Black".