It’s commonly known fact that Ranbir Kapoor was an assistant director to Sanjay Leela Bhansali in the blockbuster Black starring Amitabh Bachchan and Rani Mukherji.
But what is not commonly known is what the Ae Dil Hai Mushkil star just revealed on Neha Dhupia’s audio chat show #NoFilterNeha about his first director, Bhansali. Bhansali, who gave Ranbir a break as an actor in Saawariya along with Sonam Kapoor, is known to be a tough task master on sets.
The shocking revelation made by Ranbir was that the reason he quit his job as AD on Black was SLB himself. Talking about why he quit directing and joined the acting bandwagon, he said, “He (Sanjay Leela Bhansali) was a hard task-master and I was kneeling down on set, he was beating me…after a point it got so heavy and I felt so tortured that I had to quit the film at a point…I think it was like 10 or 11 months into my job and I am like ‘listen I can’t do this, it’s getting to me’. I think I am too sensitive and emotional and he got to know me so well and he kind of kept poking into that… he got too much, went crazy as far as I was concerned. Having said that, I think all my performances that I do in cinema it all comes from that experience from him… He was a true teacher in that sense, he taught me everything in terms of acting and emotions and stuff like that…”
As we know Ranbir considers SLB his mentor. Wonder what his mentor has to say about this revelation made by the junior Kapoor.