Want To Play The Anti-Hero: Ranbir Kapoor

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On the sidelines of TOIFA, which Ranbir Kapoor will be hosting tonight, the actor got candid on what he's looking for.
On the sidelines of TOIFA, which Ranbir Kapoor will be hosting tonight, the actor got candid on what he's looking for.

VANCOUVER: On the sidelines of the first edition of the Times Of India Film Awards (TOIFA), which Ranbir Kapoor will be hosting tonight, the actor got candid on what he’s looking for.

“I would love to play a negative role, something that is like an anti-hero. Something without guitars, rose and without a heroine. I have been asking this for quite a long time, and I hope the directors are hearing me out and come out with scripts like that,” said Kapoor who was last seen in ‘Barfi!’

Ranbir says a significant change has taken over time in Indian cinema.
“I think the time when films like ‘Dil Chahta Hai’ and ‘Lagaan’ came into being, that was the period when we noticed the slight switch in storytelling. I think cinema has kind of evolved after that. Also, I think every hero was playing the same character over three to four years in the past, but right now there is so much diversity in characters,” said the young hearthrob from Bollywood’s famous Kapoor family.

Of late, Bollywood has seen a lot of remakes – the latest being “Himmatwala” and “Chashme Baddoor”. But Ranbir doesn’t care much for remakes.

“I don’t believe in remakes and so far I haven’t done it. I never say never, but golden films can never be made again. I am very happy with the kind of original work that is going around in the industry,” he added.

Ranbir Kapoor will be next seen in “Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani”. The film, directed by Ayan Mukerji, also stars Deepika Padukone, Kalki Koechlin and Aditya Roy Kapur. It hits theatres May 31.

(SEE PHOTOS OF RANBIR ARRIVING IN VANCOUVER)

[With inputs from IANS]