Working in ‘Rockstar’ changed me as a person: Ranbir

Updated: Oct 05, 2011, 08:27 AM IST

Zeenews Bureau

Mumbai: Casanova Ranbir Kapoor who is all set to engage and entertain his audiences with his upcoming film ‘Rockstar’ says the film changed him as a person.

The actor who was always in news for all the wrong reasons and frequent link-ups has maintained a low profile since few months now.

There has been no new link ups or talks of him in the past few months. In a recent interview with a daily, he explained his exile.

RK Junior feels he got ripped and over publicized for all the reasons, he revealed what hit him under the belt, “Well there were link ups and the Koffee with Karan episode. There was lot of things which probably happened in that six months span. I guess I was naive before, now am not.

I understand what the bigger picture is and what`s really important. All the rest are just the frills which get attached to you as an actor, but it`s all in the passing. At the end it`s your movie and your performance that stands out. So if I am a good actor, and if am being part of good entertaining engaging films, audiences will like me.

What I was afraid was that people will probably form a judgment about what they read about me, and they will stop liking me as a person. I think that`s really unfair. I am not saying that everything is untrue but what is written is exaggerated and glamorized. That is not exactly how our lives are, our lives are quite ordinary. I hadn`t gone away into a shell I was just working.”

He went to a shell of his own and soon we saw there wasn’t much news about him, he says he took to his work more seriously and began to cut back from being negatively publicized.

Also while working on ‘Rockstar’ with Imtiaz Ali he discovered things about an actors life which he feels helped him mature as a person even more.

“After I began shooting for Rockstar, I have become very detached person. It is because of the certain emotions attached to this character, working with Imitiaz... He`s so inspiring and motivating as a director that you kind of want to submit to him. You want to bare yourself. Also I feel post the movie for four months I kind of went into somewhat of a depression.

Not because what was happening in my life, but because of the character I played. You know before when I used to hear things like Heath Ledger killing himself because of his character, I used to think, `I am an actor and it doesn`t go to that extent.` I am not saying my work is on that extent or on that superior quality level, but I understand now how important these experiences are as an actor.