Ranbir Kapoor has worked with Anurag Kashyap, Anurag Basu, Ayan Mukherji and several other great directors in Bollywood. Ranbir, who will be next seen in period drama
, said he considers himself as good as the filmmaker he is working with.
The 32-year-old actor said, "I am as good as the director. I have always been selfish about working with good directors. Anurag has this reputation of being intense and a rebel but he like a teddy bear."
"Vikash gave me this script and I read it on the plane and called up Anurag and told him that I wanted to do this role. Anurag, on the other hand, felt that I had always done urban characters. He told me he will get back to me in 2-3 days. He called me after a week," Ranbir said Ranbir said during second trailer launch of Bombay Velvet that also stars
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The actor says the director is so loved by his crew that they felt ignored at times. "If Anurag sneezed, the entire set was running for him. I have never seen such following. It is not demanded. I think Anurag inspires everybody around him and everyone has love for him."
Further talking about the movie, Ranbir said he did not have to do a lot of research despite the period setting of the movie as the Bombay Velvet had a competent research department. "There are superficial references. We have Robert DeNiro from Raging Bull, Kishore Kumar and Raj Kapoor...," Ranbir said, adding everything was ready for them to transport to that era right from the costumes to the sets."
On his experience about working with Karan, Ranbir said Karan has been a mentor of sorts in real life too.