Mumbai : Actor Ranbir Kapoor said over the years he has realised that he can’t be too attached to the success or the failure of his films, especially after his debut project bombed at the box office.
Ranbir made his debut with the 2007 Sanjay Leela Bhansali directorial “Saawariya” which tanked at the box office.
The actor, who introduced his cousin Aadar Jain on Wednesday at a event, was asked what advice would he give to the youngster who will be making his debut in a Yash Raj Film.
“My first film ‘Saawariya’ was such a huge disaster. So, I was prepared for it (the ups and downs). I am quite detached from successes and failures of my films. I wish Aadar and Aanya Singh adapt and not get attached to their success and failure too much,” Ranbir told reporters.
The actor, who has worked in several critically acclaimed and blockbuster films like “Rocket Singh Salesman of the Year”, “Barfi”, and “Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani”, said when one makes his or her debut, there are several people ready to offer advice.
“When I was new in the film industry, many people gave me a lot of advice, seniors, family members. But I guess everybody has to make their own journey. Until he (Aadar) falls, he won’t know how to stand up again. Until he see his first success, he won’t be able to take credit for it,” Ranbir said.
The 34-year-old actor said the film industry is a place where the decision making has to come from the concerned individual and not from anyone else.
“I don’t like to give any advice. If he comes to me to ask whether he should do a film which has been offered to him, I can’t say ‘do it, it’ll be good for your career.’ If the film doesn’t work later, it’ll be wrong. We are in such an industry where it has to be your decision, your gut feeling.”
Yash Raj Films will launch Aadar, grandson of late actor-filmmaker Raj Kapoor in a film where he will star opposite another debutant, Anya Singh.
The film will be directed by Habib Faisal, who launched Arjun Kapoor and Parineeti Chopra in his 2012 movie “Ishaqzaade”.
2015 Kashmir Despatch