Like his legendary grand-uncle Shammi Kapoor, known for playing rebellious title-roles in yesteryear movies like Junglee, Budtameez, Jaanwar and Bluff-Master, star-actor Ranbir Kapoor seems to be hurtling on the same track. Only recently, the junior Kapoor’s racy dance number Budtameez Dil was among the season’s top chartbusters.
Now Ranbir has let his hair down with his latest movie Besharam, directed by Abhinav Kashyap (the mega-hit Dabangg director). This action-comedy movie has already created history of sorts since it has Ranbir’s real-life star parents Neetu and Rishi Kapoor as his co-stars pitted against him. Besides, the vivacious Indo-Australian danseuse-actress Pallavi Sharda plays his screen sweet-heart.
Way back in his debut-film Saawariya, the suave Kapoor had indulged in an act of besharmi when he drops his bathing towel in a song sequence. Enthuses Ranbir, “Out here in Besharam, I play this street-smart dude who is on the run and being chased by my parents who play police-officers. My character Babli has no hang-ups getting insulted, because in any case, he is not craving for respect. All the time he is listening to his heart and does what he feels is right. Ever since I had watched Dabangg I felt I should be working with its director Abhinav and finally my wish was fulfilled”.
Wasn’t the Barfi actor jittery working with his iconic parents whilst shooting? Wearing a mock frown he reacts, “Not really. It was more of a fun and frolic scenario.
Call it mutual motivation as we inspired each other. You must check out my Mom who plays this crafty, corrupt cop - she’s incredibly hilarious. Both my parents are passionate, spontaneous seasoned actors - it’s a huge honour sharing screen-space with them”.