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Ranbir talks about 'Jagga Jasoos' and becoming like his dad

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Many have pointed out similarities between 'Jagga Jasoos' and Tintin but the film's star Ranbir Kapoor refuted such claims, saying the upcoming movie is an original story.

The film's director Anurag Basu had previously come under scrutiny during 2012 film 'Barfi', also starring Ranbir, for taking references from the Charlie Chaplin movie 'The Adventurer' and 'The Notebook'. When asked if he was confident about 'Jagga Jasoos' amid comparisons with Tintin, Ranbir said, "You cannot be confident till the film comes out. The film releases and the audience sees it. But, yes it was unfortunate that people thought that 'Barfi' had a lot of references. I think dada (Basu), due to that experience, made sure that he made a film which will not remind you of any previous things. It's a very original film and I'm very excited about it," said Ranbir, who was in the capital to promote his action-adventure movie alongside co-star Katrina Kaif.

The actor said the film may have been in development for the last three-and-a-half years, but at the end of the day what matters is how well it does on the big screen. This is Ranbir and Katrina's third film together and Ranbir said they both have been lucky in terms of doing films with each other. "People liked our work in 'Raajneeti' and 'Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani' as well. They liked our chemistry and we hope that they like us in this film as well. It's a new space for both of us. We're playing very different and new characters," he told.

The former couple paid a surprise visit to students at the Ryan International School, Vasant Kunj as a part of the film's promotions. The children could not hold back their excitement on seeing their favourite stars on stage and started hooting 'Ranbir... Ranbir' from the audience.

"It's surreal," said Ranbir. Katrina added, "I never went to a public school. It's nice to be here. I wish I went to a school like this. I didn't get a chance, but you all guys are lucky that you get to go to such a lovely school." The actors chatted with the students and also performed with them on two popular tracks from the film, 'Galti Se Mistake' and 'Ullu Ka Pattha'.

Although he has tasted immense success in his decade-old career but Ranbir Kapoor believes he has a long way to go before he can match his father Rishi Kapoor's achievements in cinema. "I want to imbibe a lot of qualities of him like his passion for cinema, hard work that he still puts in for a film after being in the industry for 35 years and his family values," Ranbir told.

The central theme of Ranbir's upcoming film 'Jagga Jasoos' is a father-son story and the actor said his relationship with Rishi is different from the characters' in the film. "I still have a little bit of a formal relation with my father but there is a lot of love and care. It has become better from before. Now, I have become a professional, so we can talk to each other about work."

Rishi is known to speak his heart out on all matters and Ranbir said even though his father may be outspoken and brash, he comes from an honest place. "He is a good man. He may be a bit brash and bit too honest, controversial in his tweets and how he puts things across, but I think it comes from an honest place. He is not a hypocrite, he is a good man. I aspire to be like him but I am very far from it."

'Jagga Jasoos' has been in the news because of several delays and its lead cast - Ranbir and Katrina Kaif's relationship. It was during the shoot that the pair called it quits and Ranbir said the break-up did not affect their work as they both are professionals.

"It doesn't affect my work as I have an experience of ten years and I understand how the industry, the show business and the media runs. Negative or positive publicity is publicity. If the film is good and the content is appealing, it can't stop anything. Yes, if the audience starts hating me as a human being then it is different. They don't want to see me on screen then that is a different case. But if they have a little engagement with me and Katrina as actors, then they will come and watch the film," he said.

'Jagga Jasoos' marks the second collaboration between Ranbir and director Anurag Basu after their 2012 superhit film 'Barfi'.

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