Ranbir Kapoor: ‘Barfee’ not a serious film

Ranbir Kapoor is a busy actor, post the release of Rockstar, the actor will be engrossed in finishing his film, Barfee with Anurag Basu

Ranbir is said to play a deaf and dumb character in Anurag Basu’s Barfee, Priyanka Chopra will be essaying the role of a mentally challenged girl and Ileana D’Cruz will be the narrator in the film. While their roles seem intense in the film, Ranbir says that Barfee is a romantic-comedy and not a serious film. “It is not a special character; people are just blowing it out of proportion. The treatment to the character and film is not serious at all. It is a romantic-comedy which has been set in 1970s. My character is very fun-loving (awaara types).” Ranbir says that since Anurag Basu is the director, people perceive the film to be a serious one. “But he (Basu) is completely a child at heart. It has been fun working with him and also teaming up with Priyanka (Chopra) after Anjaana Anjaani. She is very fun loving and professional at the same time. It is a treat to work with her. She is very talented. And also Ileana D’Cruz is amazing,” he added. Asked if he had to go through any special training for the film, he said, “I didn’t really have to go through any training drill. I had assisted in the film Black, where I got an opportunity to learn sign language.” Ranbir was assistant director to Sanjay Leela Bhansali in Black.