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Ranbir to be hushed into Silence next year

bollywood Updated: Nov 22, 2010 18:23 IST
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It seems like Ranbir Kapoor will have to learn to communicate without speaking as he prepares for his next upcoming film Silence. The film is based on legendary comic actor Charlie Chaplin.

Ranbir is playing a part deaf and partly mute man in the film. In order to do justice to the role, Ranbir has decided to stop speaking from January next year unless absolutely necessary, reported Mid-Day.

Apparently, the actor has already come down to minimal communication and has been keeping to himself. "He wants to shut down all communication until he hears the sound of silence in his head," a friend close to the star told the tabloid.

Ranbir has been known to try really hard to get into the skin of the characters, whether a politician or a rockstar. Even director Anurag Basu is rather upbeat about Ranbir's role and admits that Chaplin is a massive influence on Ranbir. Interestingly, Ranbir's grandfather Raj Kapoor too, was greatly influenced by the comic actor.

"Silence will be the funniest film I've made. Although Ranbir plays a physically challenged character, he is never depressed. This is a film about high spirits. I love the mix of pathos and parody in Chaplin's performances. His silent films are a reference point for Ranbir. Chaplin could be hilarious even when he was placed in tragic situations," says Basu.

"Ranbir is striving to achieve the opposite of what Tusshar Kapoor did in Golmaal. While Tusshar's character makes sure his actions speak louder than words, Ranbir wants his character to be understood without a word or overt body language... just like Charlie Chaplin in City Lights," says a source.

Well, all said and done, it sure is an interesting New Year's resolution.

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