Ranbir Kapoor all set to pit himself against the `Khans of Bollywood`?

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: Touted as Bollywood`s upcoming superstar, Ranbir Kapoor seems to be prepared to compete against the leading actors of the Hindi film industry. The Kapoor lad is reportedly not only working hard to keep up with the expectations of his fans, but is also keen on becoming the ‘number one’ star of Bollywood.

According to a tabloid, the 30-year-old star - who is riding high on the success of his movies, ‘Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani’ and ‘Barfi’ - has gone a step ahead to ensure that his upcoming movie ‘Besharam’ creates ripples at the Box Office by releasing the movie in more number of screens than the Khans.

“Ranbir is close to take on the role of the Number One star in Bollywood. But with Salman in the best phase of his career, SRK breaking all records with ‘Chennai Express’ and Aamir Khan gearing up to release ‘Dhoom 3’, Ranbir has a big task cut out for him. He is taking part in every single promotional and marketing strategy. He is also taking keen interest in the way the film will be distributed and exhibited,” a source said.

“If you see Ranbir’s recent graph at the BO with ‘Rockstar’, ‘Barfi!’ and ‘Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani’, it is clear that he is growing with every film, not only in terms of his star value but also in terms of the box office figures. He is the only contender to take on the Khans. He can easily have a release as big as them with 4,000 screens,” the tabloid quoted trade expert Vajir Singh as saying.

On the other hand, trade expert Atul Mohan said: “Ranbir is definitely the superstar of tomorrow and has a tremendous pull at the box office. The youngsters love him. However SRK, Salman and Aamir are also at their respective peak right now. It is going to be an interesting fight for the top slot. It seems to be a repeat of the ’90s when Amitabh Bachchan, Mithun Chakraborty and Anil Kapoor were fighting for the Number One place.”

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