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Ranbir to reprise father's Amar Akbar Anthony act

bollywood Updated: May 17, 2011 17:22 IST
Prashant Singh
Prashant Singh
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Famous mama’s boy, Ranbir Kapoor has now come up with an ingenious idea to show his love for his father Rishi Kapoor. In his first-ever ‘item number,’ for the film

Chillar Party

, Ranbir has paid a special tribute to his superstar father’s character, Akbar, from

Amar Akbar Anthony



). The song was shot last week at Goregaon’s Film City. Ranbir’s


performance appears directly derived from the track

Purdah hai purdah…

from the Manmohan Desai blockbuster.

The young actor has been an admirer of

Amar Akbar Anthony

since he was a kid. And while the


entertainer had seen Kapoor Sr don a very different appearance from his usual looks, as part of a qawaali group, Ranbir follows his father’s footsteps in a kiddie flick.


Tayyn tayyn fissh…,

the song has been composed by Amit Trivedi of

Dev D

(2009) fame, and has been choreographed by Bosco-Caeser.

Ranbir Kapoor is all set to pay tribute to his father

Talking about Ranbir’s look,

Chillar Party

director Vikas Bahl says, “As an actor, Ranbir keeps improvising. And when it came to the ‘inspired’ look in the song, he was prompt to come up with the idea to have a similar kind of headgear, moustache and


-chewing look as his father in

Amar Akbar Anthony


Like Rishi Kapoor, Ranbir dons the look of a tapori (ragamuffin), complete with kohl in his eyes, a cupped topi (hat) on his head, a thin moustache and paan in his mouth, making his lips go red. In fact, he took up the offer to do the special song just so he gets to pay tribute to his father’s much-loved character.

“Akbar happens to be one of my favourite characters from Bollywood too. And I was confident about experimenting with Ranbir. I won’t call his look exactly like his father’s in Amar Akbar Anthony but it’s definitely an inspiration,” says Vikas.

According to Vikas, Ranbir’s personal creative inputs have made the song special. “With him, you are inspired to think out of the box,” says the director, who is anxious to hear Rishi Kapoor’s reaction to Ranbir’s look. “We haven’t yet shown the song to Mr Kapoor. We hope that it will be a nice surprise for him. We are eager to know whether he approves of the song or not,” smiles Vikas. He adds that he is still working on the editing: “The song will take another 15-20 days to complete.”