One conversation with Ranbir Kapoor and you realize that he isn't someone who is easily flattered. Congratulate him about his recent big success and he won't start going gaga even before you have even finished your sentence. Also, he is someone who is pretty controlled about his emotions and how he wants to conduct himself in front of the outside world. He understands that being at the top is a 'momentary phase', is proud of being a Kapoor but doesn't believe in living forever with this tag and is pretty rooted to the ground reality.
Over to Ranbir who is now all set for Shimit Amin directed ROCKET SINGH- SALESMAN OF THE YEAR.
Ranbir is pretty much being considered as the next big thing these days. When made aware about the same and asked whether he considers it a great position to be in. But Ranbir has his head firmly on his shoulders, "Really, I am not quite fond of this entire tagging of 'next big thing'. Either you are 'the best thing' or you are not. There is nothing in between. This is why I don't take all this adulation seriously. Appreciation is great, but I don't have any intentions to get carried away."
But being a 'star' does matter in this industry..."No, it's not a star but a product that matters. I am truly convinced that people care about the film; its story and the treatment rather than just the star presence. I am sure every top actor is also aware of this fact. Whether it is me, Mr. Shah Rukh Khan or anyone else, people would be interested in seeing whether the movie works as a whole or not," Ranbir breaks in at once.
Was he anticipating such huge response for AJAB PREM KI GHAZAB KAHANI?
"No, not at all! See, as an actor when you work so closely on a project, you tend to lose objectivity. So all you can do it work hard with good conviction and then leave it to God. I guess the perception factor really worked in everyone's favor. After WAKE UP SID, people acknowledged this fact that I could act very well. For a limited release, the film did quite well and it's impact was felt in the huge opening of AJAB PREM... which was a complete massy affair. I am positive that this would continue with ROCKET SINGH... too," signs off Ranbir in confident tone.