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Ranbir Kapoor, the next Amitabh Bachchan
| Updated at: 1422 PST, Monday, September 06, 2010|
MUMBAI: Director Siddharth Anand is apparently very confident about actor Ranbir Kapoor, the hero of his film ‘Anjaana Anjaani’. Siddharth finds him promising and hardworking among the younger league, with a prospective talent to become the next iconic actor, Amitabh Bachchan.
Convinced with Ranbir’s caliber in acting, Siddharth stated that he’s got everything it takes to be the complete Hindi film hero that Bachchan was in his days.
Further praising about his film’s hero, the director believes that if Ranbir chooses to do an action film, he would definitely fill the void that Amitabh had created.
It is believed that Ranbir who has already worked with Siddharth in his earlier film ‘Bachna Ae Haseeno’, was always made to do the strangest of things in his films.
In his last film, he made the actor to stand at the tip of a cliff for the ‘Khuda jaane’ song in ‘Bachna Ae Haseeno’ even though he was aware that the young actor has a vertigo problem.
For one sequence in ‘Anjaana Anjaani’, he made Ranbir to stand in the freezing waters of the Pacific Ocean.
Admitting about the sequence, Siddharth stated that Ranbir did the scene even though he has aqua phobia.
Having given hits like ‘Salaam Namaste’ and ‘Bachna Ae Haseeno’, the director is all confident that his latest comedy film ‘Anjaana Anjaani’ will be a hit among the audience.
‘Anjaana Anjaani’ which is releasing on the 24th of this month, is about two strangers who accidentally meet in a strange situation and then sometime later they part as strangers.
Unlike other typical Bollywood films ‘Anjaana Anjaani’ has a unique concept, reveals the director.
“It's a very unique concept for a Hindi film, but it's deep-rooted as a Hindi commercial film. It has songs, stories, beautiful locations and fabulous performances,” stated Siddharth.
Talking about his lead costar’s Ranbir and Priyanka pairing in the film, Siddharth stated that he wanted a virgin pair, since the film is about the chemistry between two people.
"Ranbir is a brilliant actor; so I needed someone who would be able to match that. Priyanka just fitted in unbelievably," further added the director.