Sanjay Leela Bhansali used to hit, abuse us during Black: Ranbir Kapoor on working with the filmmaker as AD

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Ranbir Kapoor will be seen in Ayan Mukerji’s Brahmastra co-starring his girlfriend Alia Bhatt and Amitabh Bachchan. The movie is releasing on September 9, 2022. Today, Ranbir is one of the most sought-after actors in B-town. Before entering into Bollywood, he worked as an assistant director in Black for Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Later, he was launched by Sanjay in Saawariya, opposite Sonam Kapoor.

At a panel discussion during the launch of the book Raj Kapoor: The Master At Work in Delhi, Ranbir said that he wants to make a biographical feature film on his grandfather and Hindi cinema legend Raj Kapoor. He also recalled the time he assisted Sanjay Leela Bhansali in Black.

At the book launch, Raj Kapoor’s eldest son, actor-director Randhir Kapoor was also present. As reported by PTI, he spoke about how commercial aspect of filmmaking overshadows creativity today. He said, “Today, people prefer to work in a film which completes in 13 days rather than 300 days. Like Rahul said that Raj Kapoor started shooting for ‘Bobby’ at 6.30 in the morning and at 6.45 am, the day was over. He didn’t calculate money. I remember he got the rooftops of Gulmarg painted during the shooting of ‘Bobby’ because they were not looking nice. That was personal cinema.”

Ranbir, defending the current age directors said, “Not saying that my generation of filmmakers are only running behind the commercial aspect… When I assisted Mr (Sanjay Leela) Bhansali (on ‘Black’), he used to really treat me as an assistant director. I used to be kneeling down for hours, he used to hit us, he used to abuse us… that only hardens you and prepares you for the world.”

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