Mr Bean inspires Ranbir’s outing in Barfee?

  • Ranbir Kapoor

    Ranbir Kapoor's fans gathered in large numbers as the news of his shooting at Darjeeling railway station spread like wild fire. Here's a glimpse at ...

  • Ranbir

    Ranbir plays a person with hearing and speech disability in Barfee. (HT Photo: Suman Baraily)

  • Barfee

    He was accompanied by Ileana D'Cruz and Rupa Ganguly for the shoot. (HT Photo: Suman Baraily)

  • Ranbir Kapoor

    Ranbir Kapoor and Anurag Basu are thoroughly enjoying shooting at the hill station. (HT Photo: Suman Baraily)

  • Barfee

    The shooting will be on in Darjeeling Hills tentatively till June 21. (HT Photo: Suman Baraily)

  • Priyanka Chopra

    Priyanka Chopra also stars in the film. (HT Photo: Suman Baraily)

He delivered a heavy-duty performance in Rockstar, and now, Ranbir Kapoor is set to charm audiences with his “romantic-comic” outing in Barfee. Even as Anurag Basu’s film nears completion, word is out that it’s an Indian interpretation of popular British TV comic character, Mr Bean.

“It’s not a direct copy of Mr Bean (played by Rowan Atkinson). But you’ll find the elements of Ranbir’s character a bit similar to him. Anurag and Ranbir have worked very hard on making sure that the film is entertaining and not serious,” says a team member involved with Barfee. 

Ranbir too contends that Barfee isn’t a serious film. “People have a lot of misconceptions about Barfee. It’s a romantic comedy set in the ‘70s. And I am playing a Mr Bean kind of a character. It has been very interesting and challenging,” he says, adding, “Anurag has been a wonderful director. And I hope we make an endearing, feel-good film, which family audiences can enjoy.”

The actor plays a deaf and mute person in the film, while Priyanka Chopra will be seen as a mentally challenged girl and Ileana D`Cruz will narrate the story. But Ranbir clarifies that he isn’t copying Mr Bean, Charlie Chaplin or Buster Keaton.

He says, “I have grown up with these characters. So from the start, they have been deep influences on me. It’s not like I am trying to copy someone, because the character is my own take and personal adaptation. It’s absolutely original and not influenced by any of them.”

Ranbir shooting for Barfee

 

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