"Tum Log Mujhe Wahan Dhund Rahe Ho, Aur Mein Tumhara Yahan Intezaar Kar Raha Hoon," This iconic punchline is from 1975's blockbuster movie Deewar in which Millennium Star Amitabh Bachchan portrayed the character of a coolie at a dockyard who later became a smuggler. The theatres must have echoed with claps and whistles at the dialogue.
While many aspiring, as well as existing actors, look upon Big B as an inspiration, young heartthrob Ranbir Kapoor is no different.
Ranbir as well as his admirers are quite excited about his back-to-back upcoming movies, i.e. Brahmāstra and Shamshera. The Kapoor lad is quite a busy bee with several more movies in the pipeline. However, as the release date of Shamshera is inching closer, Ranbir is leaving no stone unturned for its promotion.
Apart from his fans, Ranbir's excitement is mounting high as for the first time he will be locking horns with his idol Sanjay Dutt and will be seen in a never-seen avatar.
Ranbir has shared three videos tagged as RK Tapes. In the videos, RK narrated about his inspiration.
In one video, he delivered an inspiring speech that started with the famous punch line, "Tum Log Mujhe Wahan Dhund Rahe Ho...".
Ranbir is seen sitting in a theatre and he continued, "I wanted to become Amitabh Bachchan and when I grew up, I wished to become Shah Rukh Khan. But, finally, I had to become Ranbir Kapoor. Growing up, Hindi film heroes had become the heroes of my life. Everything I did, how I dressed, how I spoke, everything, I subconsciously am inspired from my heroes. But strangely enough, when I became an actor, I wasn't choosing the kind of films my heroes would choose. So, I may have satisfied the actor in me but, the 12-year-old Hindi film-obsessed Ranbir, his dreams were yet to be fulfilled."
For that reason, I never got applauses or whistles. I remember my father used to tell me, the films I do are good films, but they are not going to make me a national star. Thankfully, my film worked, audience appreciated it. But, now I understand what he was trying to say. Even today, when I look at my heroes, I always look at them from a low angle. I never see them as equal to me. They are always larger than life, both on and off screen. If I can be even 2% of the heroes they are, my life will be set.
In the first episode of RK Tapes, he talked about commercial cinema and its impact on everyone's life which distinguishes the industry globally. After talking about his love for Hindi cinema, he spoke about his passion, which he inherited from his family.
In the latest, RK talked about his dream of becoming a villain. While he remembered the iconic villains of the Hindi cine industry, he showered praises for Sanjay Dutt, with whom he will be locking horns in Shamshera.
Well, the recent trailer and the posters certainly promise an entire package of entertainment which will make the audience glued to their seats. However, nothing can be said until it releases in the theatres. So, the verdict will be out after the response of the audience.