Don't like being tagged as the next superstar: Ranbir Kapoor

By HT

Ranbir Kapoor does not prefer being billed as the next superstar and feels it is unjustified to be equated with the three Khans who have ruled the marquee for over two decades. Ranbir made his debut in 2007 with Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Saawariya, which did not do well at the box office.
But the actor went on to give strong performances in films like Bachna Ae Haseeno, Wake Up Sid, Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani, Rocket Singh, Rajneeti, Rockstar, Barfi and his just released, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, which became a part of 100 crore club.

"I am not here in the industry to beat anyone. I am here to do good work and make a name for myself, earn respect. I don't believe in this term of being the next superstar. It means you are not a superstar but you can become one. I think anyone can come after me and become a superstar," Ranbir told PTI in an interview.

The 30-year-old actor also feels that it is not jutified to compare him with the three Khans- Aamir, Shah Rukh and Salman. "If I am compared with Khans I feel bad as they have worked hard for 25 years... they get so much love, respect from everyone. While I have just completed five years or so in the industry may be after 25 years I will answer this question. I am no where close to them, there can't be any comparison.

"I don't have a personality like Salman Khan or Shah Rukh Khan that I can be myself and the film will be a huge hit. I have to be a character," he added.

Since starting his career in Bollywood, Ranbir has appeared only in ten full-fledged films. The actor says he is not multi-talented to do more than one project at a time.

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