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Ranbir Kapoor and his characters we love, on his birthday | The Project Quote

Ranbir Kapoor is one of the finest actors in the industry who proved his worth by playing diverse roles throughout his career. Here is a list of roles that he brought life to:

Samar in Raajneeti

Ranbir's character, Samar is embroiled in the murky world of politics as a scheming trickster with a natural flair for manipulative thinking. Though the Prakash Jha film didn't take off as expected among the public, it brings Ranbir's versatility as an actor under the limelight.

Jordan in Rockstar

The film chronicles the life of Janardhan, or Jordan. From a socially-anxious college boy, looking for creative inspiration, he turns into a love-lorn, obsessed and arrogant rock star on his way to self-destruction. The transformational journey portrayed to perfection by Ranbir won him several awards, making him an instant heartthrob among youth. With long Rastafarian locks of hair, guitar slung naturally across his body, angst, and pain wrote on his face, he did complete justice to Mohit Chauhan's soulful vocals.

Barfi in Barfi

Barfi, originally named Murphy by his parents, is a happy-go-lucky deaf-mute who takes life in his stride, with a little mischief on the side. His ultimate test of loyalty and trust is by making a friend stand with him as a light pole falls just inches away. Ranbir, who also sang for the song Fatafati in the film, played wordless emotions with flair. His style of acting in this film is said to be influenced by Mr. Bean and Charlie Chaplin.

Bunny in Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani

If there's one recurring character that Ranbir Kapoor fans love to see him in, it is as the young, unabashedly cool guy, high on life and its possibilities. Kabir (or Bunny), a photographer who travels the world. In both the roles, Ranbir's natural charm turns his characters into delightfully whimsical beings that many aspire to be.

Ved in Tamasha

Ranbir plays Ved, a cog in the corporate world with a penchant for storytelling and theatre. Admonished as a child by his father for dreaming of stories instead of studying, he borders on insanity as the monotony gets to him in his working life. Prodded on by Tara (Deepika Padukone) and his trip to Corsica, he tips the scale and dares to become what he dreams. The film, full of colors and theatrics, showcases Ranbir's ability to come completely undone as an internal conflict takes over.

Sid in Wake Up Sid

The character of Sid in the film directed by Ayan Mukerji is the embodiment of an optimistic spirit. He never gives up on his dreams no matter whatever situation he faces in life. He inspires us to chase our dreams and to be independent in life to live life in our terms. The character of Aisha played by Konkona Sen Sharma helps Sid in the due course of the film to rediscover his individualism.

Happy Birthday Ranbir


By Srilekha Mitra

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