Ranbir Kapoor turns tapori


After playing a rockstar in Imtiaz Ali’s
film in 2011, Ranbir Kapoor is ready to explore
roles in varied genres this year. With the shoot of Ayaan Mukerji’s romance ‘Yeh Jawaani Hai Diwani’ already on floors, and Anurag Kashyap’s period film ‘Bombay Velvet’ in his kitty, the actor has now signed ‘Dabangg’ director Abhinav Kashyap’s next. In the film, Ranbir will be seen playing a character akin to Chulbul Pandey in ‘Dabangg’. However, getting Ranbir to sign on the dotted lines had not been easy for the filmmaker. Abhinav had to change his original plans considerably to get Ranbir say ‘yes’ to his project. “Abhinav had initially wanted to make a film titled ‘Karnaama’ with Ranbir in the lead. That was supposed to be an adventure film. But later, he decided to put aside plans of making ‘Karnaama’. At least for the time being,” said a source. The new project will see Ranbir playing a tapori. “His character is that of a bold, upfront, street smart guy. His body language and talking style will be very Mumbaiyya,” added the source. The actor will have to attend workshops to improve his Mumbaikar accent, revealed the source. The source said Ranbir has already allotted dates for the film that will go on floors this November. However, the female lead has not been finalised yet.