MUMBAI: Ranbir Kapoor aka RK, apart from being a true-blue Bollywood superstar, is also well on his way into becoming a diligent method actor.
Legendary stalwarts like Naseeruddin Shah, Aamir Khan and Amitabh Bachchan are among the actors in Bollywood who get under the skin of the character, and Ranbir seems to be following in their illustrious footsteps. He has reportedly requested the makers of his upcoming period flick ‘Bombay Velvet’ to allow him into the sets 10 days prior to shooting.
The logic behind this is that Ranbir wants to get properly acquainted with the ambience and setting of the film, and wants to get under the skin of the character.
Ranbir plays the role of a street fighter in Anurag Kashyap’s ‘Bombay Velvet’, and has reportedly been training hard to look the part. Shooting for ‘Bombay Velvet’ begins in Sri Lanka at the end of July, and a massive set is under construction, to depict the Bombay of the late 1960’s.
Said a source, “Anurag Kashyap is there with his core team. The construction of the set has already begun. RK has told the producers that he wants to spend some quality time on the set before shooting starts. He reasoned it would help him to understand the character better.”
‘Bombay Velvet’ will be the first film in a trilogy, and will see a 2014 release. The film also stars Anushka Sharma and Karan Johar, in a negative role.
The source further added, “It is a massive set and so is the crew. Ranbir wants to interact with the background actors who will be a part of the day-to-day scenes. He wants to have discussions with Anurag about the role as well. His martial arts training, which will help him adapt to the role of a street fighter, will be a part of his daily routine there. Ranbir’s dedication and zeal is quite infectious and the whole team is now bubbling with energy to start the shoot.”
We’re sure that Ranbir, the actor who pulled off a deaf and mute character with ease in ‘Barfi!’ last year, will be able to portray the role of a deadly street fighter too in ‘Bombay Velvet’, no small thanks to his diligence, hard work and method acting style. Kudos, RK!