Sanjay Dutt, Shah Rukh Khan and Ranveer Singh have praised actor Ranbir Kapoor for playing negative roles in films. In a new video shared by Yash Raj Films on Twitter, Ranbir talks about how he loves the villains of Hindi cinema and remembers only the hero of the film. He praised the ‘villains’ in Sholay, Mr. India and Agneepath. (Also read | Ranbir Kapoor says his childhood dream of becoming a hero was unfulfilled)
In the new video, Ranbir says, “In the fight between good and evil, good always wins.” Ranbir then gave a twist to Shahrukh’s line from Baazigar, “Jo har ke bhi logo ka dil jeet le yuse Baazigar nahi villain kehate hai (He who wins hearts even after losing is not a gambler but a villain).”
Ranbir then talks about villains and the video shows how the villain is celebrated more than the ‘hero’ in several films. In the clip titled ‘RK Tapes Episode 3 The Villain’, Ranbir talks about how Gabbar Singh became more famous than Jai and Veeru in Sholay, how Mogambo stole the ‘limelight’ in Mr India and dominated his role in Kancha China Agneepath.
The clip is followed by a series of images of young Ranbir’s friends and father, the late actor Rishi Kapoor. “Ranbir of film wanted to be a hero in his childhood. But there was a part of him that yearned to be a villain,” he said.
Talking about actors taking on negative roles, Ranbir said, “KKK…Kiran, Shahrukh has registered his name in one of the most iconic roles as a villain. All the villains in the Dhoom franchise have stunned everyone, it’s unbelievable. Padmaavat, Ranveer Singh scared Alauddin Khilji so much that the film was over.” Even then the character stays with you.
“And what can I say about Sanjay Dutt? I think he is one of the best villains these days. The ultimate villain (antagonist) coming back as a villain in Shamshera, a part of me is jealous, I have loved doing that role. Mera sapna raha hai ki main bhi negative role Karun Aur log apne bachhon se kahe ki ‘soja beta varna ranbir ajayega’ (My dream is to play a negative character and then people will scare their children using my name).”
The video ends with Ranbir saying, “I’m looking forward to actors who scare us out of our seats and villains who redefine evil that we haven’t seen yet.” “All about villains close to you.”
Ranbir will next be seen in Shamshera, where he will essay his first dual role. The film will release on July 22. Helmed by Karan Malhotra, Shamshera, based on the fictional city of Kaza, stars Ranbir as the title character who turns hero to save his tribe. Sanjay Dutt plays Daroga Suddh Singh, a rival. Vaani Kapoor is also a part of the film.