Ranbir Kapoor doesn’t seem pleased with reports that say that he declined Karan Johar’s next production because he was wary about the filmmaker’s favourite actor, Shah Rukh Khan, getting the best lines. "Honestly, I haven’t been offered another film by Karan yet. So the question of refusing the next Dharma Productions venture just doesn’t arise," he huffed.
He insists that he’d love to work with Johar. “Working in his production, Wake Up Sid, was a wonderful experience. And I’d also love to work with Shah Rukh Khan whose films I’ve grown up watching.” Dismissing the speculations, he points out that when an actor discusses a project with a director, it may or may not materialise into a film.
Don’t rush please
“And it’s unfair to say that an actor has refused a film because this could prompt another actor to turn it down. It’s more prudent to wait for an official announcements,” he argues. After Raajneeti, Ranbir has Siddharth Raj Anand’s Anjana Anjani with Priyanka Chopra, scheduled to release in December. Mean-while, he will start work on Anurag Basu’s Silence and Imtiaz Ali’s Rockstar.
Quiz him on his ex, Deepika Padukone, replacing Katrina Kaif in Silence, and the actor asserts that he’s not involved in the casting of his film. “If I like a script and the dates work out fine, I’m on,” he says.