Ranbir Kapoor is on a Bollywood blockbuster spree!
With films like Rajneeti, Rockstar and Barfi, he has put his towel dancing days far behind him. The Kapoor family good looks and charm only add to his accelerating star power. It won’t be soon before his Filmfare Award wins outnumber his list of girlfriends!
Ranbir has wrapped up shooting for Yash Raj’s Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani and has moved on to his next big project, Abhinav Kashyap’s Besharam.
The first look of Besharam has Ranbir in a very roadside Romeo avatar. The actor is sprawled inside the trunk of a very pink car with the words “Na sammaan ka moh, na apmaan ka bhay” scrawled on top. Ranbir does complete justice to the ‘tapori’ look in a loud printed shirt and gaudy sun glasses.
The film has been written and directed by Abhinav Kashyap, the man behind Dabangg (and scandalously,not behind Dabangg 2)
Ranbir’s co-star is newbie Pallavi Sharda. He will be sharing screen space with Bollywood greats, who are also his progenitors, Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Singh. Music will be composed by Lalit Pandit. Honey Singh will be lending his vocal chords to the album, I am guessing for a party song with questionable lyrics.
Besharam will release on October 2, 2013. Interestingly, that is the precise day on which Salman Khan has decided to release his next film, Mental.
If you are wondering why Mr Khan has ditched his highly successful ritual of releasing films on Eid… well, they say that Bollywood hath no fury like Salman Khan scorned.
It won’t be the first time that Salman and Ranbir disagree on something. It will probably be the first time they disagree on something someone other than a certain Ms Kaif. With this move, Salman will successfully manage to ruffle friend-turned-somewhat-foe Abhinav Kashyap’s feathers as well. Two birds, right?
Anyway, we will have to wait for the Gandhi’s birthday to see if the rising star can trump the magic of the Khans. Besharam looks good on paper, but will the shamelessness translate this well on screen?