Ranbir Kapoor: I'll make films like Grandpa!


By Hindustan Times

NEW DELHI, Oct. 17 -- Ranbir Kapoor admits he's always aspired to direct a movie, and says it's not going to take him a decade to live his dream.

"Right now, I'm caught up with my acting career, but in two-three years, I hope to direct a film for the family banner. I've been toying with a few ideas and am waiting for a story to come around," says the 29-year-old actor. He says that many filmmakers, including Imtiaz Ali, who's directed Rockstar, have told him he'll be a good director.

"But these are cushioned compliments till you can put the words into action. I hope I'll get the opportunity soon to make a movie that says something about what I believe in." His grandfather, Raj Kapoor, had started out as an actor at the age of 11.

After 13 years, he set up his own studio and launched Aag under RK Films, becoming Bollywood's youngest director at 24. "RK Films was what it was because of the work my grandfather did. I, too, would like to produce, direct and act in good movies made under it. It's one thing to live on someone else's laurels and another to carry the legacy forward," says the actor, who assisted Sanjay Leela Bhansali on Black (2005) before debuting as an actor in his film Saawariya.