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Ranbir Kapoor deaf-mute but happy-go-lucky in `Barfee`

Updated: Apr 13, 2011, 20:40 PM IST

Mumbai: Though Ranbir Kapoor plays a deaf and mute man in Anurag Basu`s ‘Barfee’, his character would be no sad sack but a happy-go-lucky chap.

For some months, Anurag concentrated on instilling a positivity and laughter into the script before he began shooting and decided to make ‘Barfee’ a positive life-affirming film with plenty of humour, music, dancing and singing.

The title of the film was changed from the dark ‘Silence’ to the sweet-and-cute ‘Barfee’. The film will now have as many as 10-12 songs, although the hero doesn`t talk or speak.

Said a source: "Anurag Basu was earlier working simultaneously on his two Ranbir Kapoor projects `Barfee` and `Kishore` (the Kishore Kumar bio-pic) for UTV. In the past few months, he abandoned `Kishore` to focus on altering and fine-tuning `Barfee`."

"Though Ranbir`s character of `Barfee` cannot hear or speak, he will be shown to be a happy-go-lucky sod. He will be goofy and fun-loving, making others laugh while laughing at his own debilitating disabilities."

In the film, Ranbir stars with Priyanka Chopra, who plays a mentally challenged girl.

IANS