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Ranbir Kapoor Birthday Special: 7 directors we want our power-house performer to work with
Ranbir Kapoor is hands down one of the most talented actors we have in Bollywood. Over the years, he has established himself as one of the most sought after actors in B-town. Ranbir entered Bollywood in 2007, and in the last 12 years, the actor has time and again proved that he is not just a product of nepotism. There’s so much more to him than his Kapoor surname and no one can deny that fact.
The 37-year-old actor has floored the audience and critics alike with his terrific performance in films like ‘Barfi!’, ‘Rockstar’, ‘Wake Up Sid’, ‘Tamasha’ to name a few.
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Ranbir has this innate quality of getting into the skin of his characters effortlessly. He is like a chameleon. Angry young man, confused lover, coming-of-age characters, Ranbir has done it all. Ranbir has never taken his stardom for granted and that shows in the kind of projects he is signing one after another. With each of his roles, he has only pushed the envelope further. With each of his films, Ranbir sets a benchmark which he surpasses with his very next film. The hunger to play roles that will redefine the ‘Hero’ tag is seen in Ranbir’s eyes and that sets him apart from his peers.
While he has worked with some of the Bollywood’s best directors like Anurag Basu, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Anurag Kashyap to name a few. Following are the 7 directors we want our power-house performer Ranbir to work with. Have a look.
Meghna Gulzar is one of my favourite directors in Bollywood. Her films not just have a strong message, they literally have souls. Just like her father veteran lyricist Gulzar, Meghna doesn’t make films for the audience, she makes them only when she actually have a story to tell. For any cinephile, her films( ‘Raazi’, ‘Talvar’) are a treat to watch and we just can’t imagine how great her collaboration with Ranbir Kapoor will turn out to be if they ever come together for a film. I am secretly hoping it to happen very soon.
Zoya Akhtar is a supremely talented filmmaker who has stunned the cinephiles with a gem of films like ‘Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara’, ‘Dil Dhadakne Do’ and ‘Gully Boy’ to name a few. Imagine a director like Zoya and an actor like Ranbir coming together? Wouldn’t their collaboration will be an exciting one? It will be, right? How we wish that very soon these two collaborate for a film. And we are pretty sure it will take a special film for them to come on board.
I just can’t stop myself from picturing Ranbir Kapoor in a Vishal Bhardwaj film. The director who is known for his super awesome adaptation of the Shakespearean tragedy can bring out the untapped potential of Ranbir. Both Bhardwaj and Ranbir are passionate about making meaningful films, so when two like-minded people come together the result is always beyond expectation.
Farhan has films like ‘Dil Chahta Hai’, ‘Lakshya’ and ‘Don 2’ to his credit. We have never seen Ranbir in a full-blown action drama. So maybe Farhan and Ranbir can team up for a film on the lines of ‘Don 2’. Wouldn’t that make for a great watch? While there are rumours that very soon we might see the third instalment of ‘Don’, so you never know if Ranbir might come on board for it. I am keeping my fingers crossed.
Ranbir has never done a historical drama so far in his career. Whereas Rajamouli with his ‘Baahubali‘ series gave Indian cinema one of its biggest hits of all time. The tangent on which Rajamouli thinks is way different from any of his counterparts. We would love to see Ranbir and Rajamouli collaborate for a film like ‘Makkhi‘ or even a mythological drama for that matter. Don’t you guys wish for the same?
Hansal Mehta’s films are meant to be treasured. His hard-hitting and socially relevant films are the need of the hour. And it would be really nice to see Ranbir play a lead in one of Mehta’s directorial. After all its been so long since we saw Ranbir playing a hard-hitting role in a gripping drama.
Shoojit Sircar has varied genres of films to his credit. From ‘Yahaan’ to ‘Vicky Donor’, ‘Piku‘ and ‘October’, Sircar’s films have an altogether different charm. Sircar’s slice-of-life films are adored by everyone and we would really love to see him direct Ranbir someday. Hope it happens in the nearest future.
We wish birthday boy Ranbir a rocking year ahead.
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