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Ranbir Kapoor learns Punjabi for Abhinav Kashyap's Besharam

Shalvi Mangaokar, Hindustan Times  Mumbai, June 18, 2013
First Published: 11:39 IST(18/6/2013) | Last Updated: 16:54 IST(19/6/2013)
Ranbir Kapoor is currently on a high with his latest release, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (YJHD) crossing the R100 crore mark. It’s his second film in less than a year to achieve the feat (the first was Barfi!, 2012). Now, he’s directed all his energy to his next project, Abhinav Singh Kashyap’s Besharam.

The actor has immersed himself into preparing for his role in the film, for which he has been shooting on and off. He has even been learning to speak Punjabi. A source close to the production says, “They are shooting a lot in Chandigarh, so Ranbir has been learning the language. It is crucial for his character, so a tutor has been hired. He’s been practising to speak like the locals there — in terms of usage of words and their pronunciations.”

The source adds that now Ranbir will devote more time to concentrate on this film. “Since YJHD has released and become a huge success, he’s relaxed and at ease. Besharam will be his most mass-y film so far, and it’ll have him sharing screen space with his parents for the first time. Even when the film’s poster was released, it generated a lot of curiosity,” says the source.
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