Actor Ranbir Kapoor, who will play the role of legendary singer and actor Kishore Kumar in the biopic to be directed by Anurag Basu, said that it was a huge responsibility to play Kishore Kumar on screen.
“Everyone knows Kishore Kumar was a great singer and an actor. It’s a great opportunity to do a biopic on him. But at the same time it is my duty as an actor to do full justice to my role and the film. It is a huge responsibility,” said Ranbir Kapoor to PTI.
Kishore Kapoor till date remains one of India’s best and most popular singers. His melodies are considered to be evergreen. He lent his voice to many popular actors including Rajesh Khanna, Dharmendra, Amitabh Bachchan, Rishi Kapoor, and Shashi Kapoor among others.
But Ranbir Kapoor said that he won’t be singing any songs in the movie.
“I will not sing in the film. But we will use his songs. I will try and look, act like him. I will adopt his nuances and mannerisms,” he said.
“He has sung songs for my father. While doing ‘Bachna Ae Haseeno’ I got the opportunity to sing few lines that were sung by him originally. I feel singers contribute a lot in actors life... They must be given credit for their work,” he added.
The actor said that the script isn’t complete yet and once Anurag Basu completes it, they will begin working on the coveted project.
“The script of the film is not ready yet. We are all waiting for Anurag to finish it,” he concluded.