Ranbir Kapoor ‘rockets’ into top Hindi film actors’ league

MUMBAI: Ranbir Kapoor is an actor to watch out for! With the superb opening of his latest film Ajab Prem Ki Gazab Kahani (APKGK), the latest Kapoor lad surely has the potential to give other actors a run for their money.

The movie has done a net business of Rs 245 million (Rs 24.5 crore) in its opening weekend in India, which is the fourth highest all time opening weekend collections for a film in India.

What’s more, the actor now has a variety of films lined up for release over the next few months. Next up for release is Yash Raj Films’ Rocket Singh Salesman of the Year, which has been directed by Shimit Amin and written by Jaideep Sahni.

Early next year will see the release of Prakash Jha’s Rajneeti, which will see the actor in a serious role. The movie also stars Ajay Devgn, Nana Patekar, Manoj Bajpai, Arjun Rampal and Katrina Kaif.

Post that, Kapoor will be seen starring opposite Priyanka Chopra in Siddharth Anand’s Anjaana Anjaani, which is being produced by Sajid Nadiadwala.

While Aamir Khan still rules the roost, followed by Shah Rukh Khan, Hrithik Roshan, Akshay Kumar, Saif Ali Khan and Salman Khan; the new Kapoor kid on the block has now firmly etched his place in the top echelons of the Hindi film industry and is ready to "rocket" out his next film on 11 December.