MUMBAI: Ranbir Kapoor is a star-actor with rigid unshakeable ideas. He has resolved not to do multi-starrers, only solo-hero films. And this principle applies to even Dharma Productions where Ranbir has said a firm no to Karan Johar’s next multi-starrer.
Now there’s a new ‘won’t do’ on Ranbir’s list:
Ranbir won’t follow the current fad of doing remakes of old hits.
In fact, a friend reveals one reason Ranbir fell out with his childhood buddy Siddharth Anand was the latter’s insistence on doing a remake of the flop Tom Cruise actioner ‘Knight & Day’.
Says a source, “Even after the miserable boxoffice performance of their film together ‘Anjaana Anjaani’ Ranbir was ready to work with Siddharth Anand again. However Ranbir was dead against doing a remake, and that too of a flop Hollywood film. Siddharth then went to Shahid Kapoor for ‘Knight & Day’. Now the project is with Hrithik Roshan.”
No matter what its origin Ranbir refuses every remake that comes his way, and that includes offers of his Dad’s films. The latest being a remake of ‘Khel Khel Mein’ which the young actor’s parents Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Singh had done in 1975.
Apparently Ranbir’s buddy Ayaan Mukerjee wanted to do a remake of ‘Khel Khel Mein’ with Ranbir and Katrina Kaif after shooting his current Ranbir starrer ‘Yeh Jawaani Hai Diwani’.
However Ranbir shot down the idea.
Says a source, “Ranbir won’t do remakes. He will specially not do his father’s films because he wants no comparisons with his dad. Ranbir has been offered any number of remakes. In fact the only prominent remake in recent times that has not come to Ranbir is Farhan Akhtar’s ‘Don’. That apart, most of the remakes have gone to Ranbir. But he’s adamant. He won’t do a remake no matter how successful the original was.”