Ranbir Kapoor, who is essaying the role of ‘Barfi’, a happy-go-lucky deaf and mute guy in the movie by the same name says his role models for the role were Charlie Chaplin and Mr Bean. The movie depicts the friendship of the protagonist with two women, and how it leads to twists and turns.
“Yes definitely that was an inspiration, we did not copy or tried to replicate it. I took all my influence (from them). Also, I am grandson of Raj Kapoor, so I would have little bit of that in me, it automatically came,” said Ranbir on legendary characters inspiring him.
“When he (Anurag Basu) narrated me the script I thought I will have to do lot of work for the character and learn sign language and all. But he was very clear…He did not want an actor to show his acting abilities or method acting, he wanted it to be relatable, everyone should understand it. So if I am talking in sign language you all won’t understand it…So I will have to relate to in a way that you would understand this film. It was not difficult as it is he who knew the characters well. He lived one and half years of his life on this film…He has given it to all,” said Ranbir.
The movie stars Priyanka Chopra and Ileana DCruz in female roles. The movie directed by Anurag Basu is slated for release on 14 September, 2012.
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