FAME HAS its price! Many might think that being born with a silver spoon is a boon but it actually can set the bar quite high for that person. Social expectations and the need to prove one's worth becomes all the more important. However, Ranbir Kapoor, grandchild of Raj Kapoor and the next Kapoor, need not worry about that as his work now speaks for him.
With Wake Up Sid, he became a youth icon and people noticed his good boy looks as the next best thing to happen. However, what happened next sent all the gossip channels and columns in a frenzy and Ranbir Kapoor got his own nickname: Casanova.
From Deepika Padukone to Katrina Kaif, he was dating all the top actresses, and was time and again were embroiled in some controversy or the other. As they say there is no smoke without fire so was the case with this Kapoor, and he made quite a confession in the show Koffee with Karan. He said that he stored some girl's name as low battery so that when she called and he was with someone else he would know without the other person being aware of it. He might have been joking but such was the state of his affairs that actresses were falling under his spell and blaming other actresses for ruining the perfect relationships. Due to his relationship fiascos, people did not actually take much notice of his some good and some brilliant acting in Anjaana Anjaani and Rajneeti.
However, there was a shift in his mood when he gave interviews after this period. He was working on a project which he said would be one of the most difficult roles of his life. Although Rockstar did not create the magic of Imtiaaz's romantic films but it showed the critics Ranbir's immense potential. The drug addict, betrayed in love was one of his best performances till date and after that film Ranbir actually turned over a new leaf. He became humble and pleasant. The change was visible in his public appearances and in his interview with Arnab Goswami. He not only spoke with humility but also talked about his passion for films, and how he wants to take the name of Raj Kapoor further. Once quoted by paparazzi for his statement that he has done drugs, this time he was quoted as the son who wanted to renew his ties with his mother.
Barfi, however, established him as the superstar of the next generation as it got critical acclaim as well as commercial appreciation and an Oscar nomination. True, that Anurag Basu painted the picture so well but without Ranbir's acting Barfi would not have made it into our lives. The steady graph in his career as well as his relationship shows that RK believes in progress and we are about to witness an interesting life and some memorable films from this fine actor.