Ranbir Kapoor gives Bengali a shot

Updated: Sep 06, 2012, 16:36 PM IST

New Delhi: Punjabi boy Ranbir Kapoor got lucky when he didn`t have to learn Bengali for his role in ‘Barfi!’. But he gave the language a shot on the sets of reality TV show ‘Dance Ke Superkids’.

The dance-based show has veteran actor Mithun Chakraborty as the grandmaster.

Talking to him, Ranbir said: "Dada, this is the first time I will be playing a Bengali character on screen. Since my character could not hear or speak; I didn`t have to learn the language. But I am a big fan of your style of dance and would like to say that in Bangla."

That`s when contestant Jeet Das was summoned on stage and he taught Ranbir a few lines in chaste Bengali. Apart from teaching the actor Bengali, Jeet also taught him some of Mithun`s signature dance steps.

Ranbir regaled the kids with his infectious charm, magnetic smile and stimulating energy.

His film ‘Barfi!’ releases Sep 13.