Ahead of the release of Shamshera, Yash Raj Films is making every effort to promote the film starring Ranbir Kapoor, Sanjay Dutt and Vaani Kapoor. On Friday, the creators did just that when they released a brand new video starring Ranbir. The video is part of the RK Tapes that YRF launched on Thursday.
In Episode 2 we see Ranbir Kapoor looking back on his adult years and his on screen idols Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan. In the short video, Ranbir can be seen at Mumbai’s iconic Liberty Cinema while images from Big B and SRK’s films roll on the big screen in the background.
He begins by saying, “Main Amitabh Bachchan banna chahta tha. Jawaan hua, tab Shah Rukh Kha banna tha aur finally Ranbir Kapoor banna pada. (I wanted to be Amitabh Bachchan. When I was younger I wanted to be Shah Rukh Khan and eventually I became Ranbir Kapoor).”
Ranbir went on to reveal that he was obsessed with Hindi films growing up and subconsciously did everything just like his heroes. He reflected that when he became an actor, he didn’t really choose the type of films his idols chose. So, the “12-year-old Hindi film obsessed with Ranbir’s dreams” has yet to be fulfilled, he said.
He also explained how his late father and legendary actor Rishi Kapoor told him that his films were good but they would not make him a national star. Explaining how much he loves his idols Big B and SRK, Ranbir concluded by saying, “If I can be even 2 percent of the heroes they are, then my life is set.”