Mumbai: After the success of ‘Rockstar’, playback singer Mohit Chauhan is being identified as Ranbir Kapoor`s voice. The actor admits that singers play a big role in an artist`s career.
Ranbir is happy that Mohit has sung for him in his forthcoming ‘Barfi’ too.
"`Barfi` is a very special film and it release Sep 14. Mohit babajee (Mohit Chauhan) has sung the title song `Aala re Barfi` and I am very happy. A singer generally doesn`t get the credit for the importance he brings to the career of an actor," the 29-year-old said here in an interview.
"But if you look at late singers Mohammad Rafi, Mukeshji, Kishore Kumar, they used to add a lot to an actor`s career. So I am grateful to Mohit babajee for giving me such a good song again in `Barfi`," he added.
Recently, megastar Amitabh Bachchan too said that playback singers play an important role in building an actor`s stature in Indian cinema.
When asked how tough was it to emote only with actions in ‘Barfi’, Ranbir said: "It`s very easy. If you are at a noisy place and if your friend is standing at around a distance of 20 feet then how would you tell him that I am thirsty or I need to pee or I want to watch `Gangs of Wasseypur`? You`ll use physical actions or your eyes."
"I am an actor and I should know how to act not just with my face but my body also. So I didn`t do any character or in-depth study," added the 29-year-old who plays a deaf-mute boy in the film.
Directed by Anurag Basu, ‘Barfi’ also stars Priyanka Chopra and Ileana D`Cruz.