Mumbai: He belongs to Bollywood’s Kapoor Khandaan. Great grandson of Prithviraj Kapoor, grandson of the legendary Raj Kapoor and son of Rishi Kapoor – Ranbir is certainly a superstar in the making or rather already one!
After debuting in ace filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Saawariya’, a film that proved to be a dud at the Box Office, Ranbir soon made his presence felt in the industry with ‘Bachna Ae Haseeno’, a film which saw him play a casanova.
Soon he bagged ‘Wake Up Sid’, a film that helped him win Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor. Then, Ranbir delivered ‘Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani’, a rom-com that re-established him as Bollywood’s ultimate loverboy. Soon Ranbir was seen in an unusual film – ‘Rocket Singh- Salesman of the year’. This film refined his acting skills and proved he could portray a variety of roles with elan.
‘Rajneeti’ was perhaps Ranbir’s first serious film, which needed him to come across as a matured actor. And he pulled it off in style.
‘Anjaana Anjaani’ failed to create magic at the Box Office but Ranbir was quick enough to mend his way. His ‘Rockstar’, ‘Barfi!’ and ‘Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani’ stunned his critics and impressed his fans. Ranbir had arrived.
However, ‘Besharam’ proved to be a disaster. ‘Roy’, which followed ‘Besharam’ too couldn’t do much at the Box Office. And with ‘Bombay Velvet’ Ranbir’s charm at the Box Office seems to have eroded away.
Can three flops in a row write off Ranbir’s capacity to deliver blockbusters?
The actor has ‘Tamasha’ and ‘Jagga Jasoos’ in the pipeline. It will be interesting to see if both these films succeeded in giving Ranbir a new lease of life at the Box Office.