MUMBAI: Who would have thought that the young Ranbir Kapoor, who had a ‘not so positive response’ in his debut entry to bollywood with ‘Saawariya’ (2006), would soon be amidst the big leagues, in such a short span of time?
Back then ‘Saawariya’ received harsh criticism, but Ranbir still stood out. His towel dropping number in the movie remained etched in most minds.
Now, after a streak of consistent blockbusters and some jaw dropping performances like Imitiaz Ali’s ‘Rockstar’ as well as Anurag Basu’s ‘Barfi!’ (which incidentally was nominated as India’s official entry to the Oscars), Ranbir Kapoor has finally arrived.
The actor has made it into the big league, dominated by the Khan triumvirate since ages now. We hear, Ranbir is now demanding a massive 70% profit of any film before signing the project. This is in line with the demands made by superstars like Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan, Akshay Kumar, who invest a great deal of time and effort into the projects they take up, and also very often produce the films.
Reportedly the said move has been made under the guidance of father Rishi Kapoor. The idea was to place himself on par with bollywood A-listers by this act.
Apparently, the new clause Ranbir Kapoor has enforced, is even applicable to his next project – ‘Besharam’. Sources reveal, “Initially Viacom 18 denied this demand as they did not think it was viable. However, after having subsequent deliberations, the production house is beginning to have faith in Ranbir’s star power and have come to accept the clause.”