Director Aditya Chopra tells Ranveer Singh not to imitate Anil Kapoor
Bollywood director Aditya Chopra told ‘Ram-Leela’ actor Ranveer Singh to act like himself after Chopra observed that Ranveer was trying to imitate actor Anil Kapoor during the shoot of one of the sequences of his film ‘Befikre’.
At the screening of Anil Kapoor’s television show “24”, Ranveer narrated, “‘Befikre’ shoot was going on in Paris and Adi (Chopra) sir cut a shot, came from behind the monitor and said ‘Yaar, you have started acting like Anil Kapoor. After ‘Dil Dhadakne Do’, he has had a deep impact on you. So now in the next take, you give Ranveer’s shot, and not Anil’s'”.
Ranveer even imitated Anil’s expressions and mannerisms at the event and posed in the “24” look with Anil.
“Actually he’s the biggest mastikhor of all. When I see him, I get into masti mood or looking at me, he comes into masti mood; it’s just always a riot. How can I explain what happens after I see him? I really am in love , so infatuated by him,” he added.
The duo are related as Anil’s wife Sunita is Ranveer’s aunt. Anil had previously said that he would want to see his daughter Sonam being paired opposite Ranveer and had even approved him as the choice for the role of his Lakhan in the remake of the film “Ram Lakhan”, a film not being made now.
Ranveer added, “He is one of the reasons why I ever wanted to become an actor. He is a legend, an icon, he is one of the most talented, most handsome men to grace our silver screen and now he is going to be in everyone’s homes (’24’). I am really thrilled for him and very happy for him.
I am such a big fan of him that I am always excited when it’s anything related to him. I really wish him and his team the very best. I share a very special bond with Anil sir and I know how much his team has worked from the heart on this awesome series “24”.
“24”, directed by Abhinay Deo, airs from Friday.