‘Roy’ director Vikramjit Singh seems to be very happy as he finally directed his childhood buddy and actor Ranbir Kapoor in his debut film.
Ask Vicky, as he is fondly called, was it his friendship that made Ranbir accept the film and he reveals, “Ranbir Kapoor, doesn’t do films for actors or for friends, he is severe professional and a damn selfish actor, probably the most selfish actor in life, which is great because that is why he is so good. It is good to be selfish, because an artist should be like that, as you owe something to yourself and you owe to your audience.”
He added further, “Ranbir has a process when he does a film. He is a damn prepared actor, my crew was impressed with his sheer professionalism, when we had a half an hour break, he use to sit in a corner an play his candy crush. He is very calm and smart guy, and as a director you don’t know what you want from him. He kills you by asking important questions, but in turn he makes his director look better.”
There have been reports that Ranbir has a cameo in the movie. However, Vikramjit begs to differ. He says, “In ‘Roy’, Ranbir has his own track and Arjun has his own track. It’s a 2 hour 10 minutes movie out of which Ranbir has a 55 minute role. So do you think it will be Ranbir’s cameo? We can rather say I have three leads in the film.”
Vicky clarifies further, “Ranbir is playing ‘Roy’, the title role in the film. I actually approached him for the other part (Arjun Rampal’s role) as well, but Ranbir chose Roy. I said will you do Roy, because Arjun will have 10 to 15 minutes more than you and he said I will do it. I was happy, and this is Ranbir’s best work in the film. I have tried to make him look like a man in the film, earlier he has played boyish characters, but I wanted him to play a man, I didn’t want his boyish charm, I asked him not to smile in the entire movie.”
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