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Ranbir Kapoor tries to be a flirt, but he’s not: Imtiaz Ali gets candid on Neha Dhupia’s podcast

Jab Harry Met Sejal director Imtiaz Ali was at his most candid, speaking about Ranbir Kapoor’s reputation as a flirt, and Shah Rukh Khan’s stature in the industry on Neha Dhupia’s podcast.

bollywood Updated: Aug 11, 2017 18:12 IST
Filmmaker Imtiaz Ali along with actors Shah Rukh Khan and Anushka Sharma during the promotion of their film Jab Harry Met Sejal in Kolkata.
Filmmaker Imtiaz Ali along with actors Shah Rukh Khan and Anushka Sharma during the promotion of their film Jab Harry Met Sejal in Kolkata.(IANS)

Imtiaz Ali appeared on Neha Dhupia’s podcast where he candidly spoke about his recent film, Jab Harry Met Sejal, and the less-than-positive response it has attracted.

His blanket statement on Bollywood actors set the tone for the interview that followed. “The actors I’ve worked with think that they’re flirtatious, but they aren’t,” he said.

When asked about Ranbir Kapoor’s reputation as a flirt, Imtiaz said, “Ranbir Kapoor? The same chap? Is he a flirt? Not at all! I mean he tries. He tries but he just gets very nervous about it. There was a time when he kind of liked a girl in Delhi. We were shooting so I said, ‘Well, I’m going to introduce her to you because I know her and so, have a chat.’ So he said ‘ya ya’ do that do that. Then I went to talk to her about something else and he was so nervous, he kept clawing at me and trying to pull me back because he thought that I’m going to say something, which will spill the beans.”

But there’s another actor whom Imtiaz considers even worse than Ranbir when it comes to being a flirt. “Randeep (Hooda) is a disaster! Randeep is like, he, as a flirt I think he’d be a disaster because his game is out there even before he starts it. You know, girls I think will outsmart him any time.”

When Neha asked him if he had any advice for his contemporaries, Imtiaz said, “Karan (Johar), stop wasting time and make the real film you want.”

And his advice for Raju Hirani? “Make a really vulgar film!”

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