Ranbir Kapoor to play mythological superhero in Ayan Mukerji's next

  • Prashant Singh, Hindustan Times, Mumbai
  • Updated: Jul 17, 2014 12:55 IST

For the past few days, rumours have been rife that Ranbir Kapoor might have a new co-star, Alia Bhatt in Ayan Mukerji’s yet-untitled next.

But no one really knows what the movie is going to be about. And although buzz is that Ranbir will play a superhero in the film, the Kapoor scion finally clears the air.

"I am excited to play the role of a


, but when we talk of superheroes, we just have one image — Spider-Man or Superman. But he (


) isn’t writing a film along those lines. I think it’s a fantasy-based film, a mythological (based) in contemporary times. And it will have a boy who will have some form of superpowers. But right now, it’s too early to talk about it," says Ranbir.

The actor, who has worked with his close friend Ayan earlier in Wake Up Sid (2009), and Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (2013), says that the latter has "gone completely underground" trying to write the story.

Ranbir also adds that the film is very ambitious in idea, as well as budget.

"Ayan is thinking big, but for that he really has to concentrate on the writing part. Right now, he needs at least a year more for writing. I have always believed that Ayan is a genius writer. He is in touch with reality, how people are and the dynamics of a relationship between people. He is simple, so he doesn’t make over-intelligent or niche films. There’s no pressure (on him) to start his film; when he is ready, we will jump into it,” says Ranbir.

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