Bollywood heartthrob Ranbir Kapoor in a Pakistani movie? How difficult are the odds of that to ever happen? Well, apparently it’s not that impossible since the Kapoor scion recently said that if a Pakistani producer comes up with a ‘quality film with a great story’, he’d ink the deal and waste no time in doing it.
The event was a promotional activity for Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone’s upcoming movie titled Tamasha which will be released in India on November 27. Speaking to the Pakistani press, Ranbir acknowledged how Bollywood was a far bigger industry than the Pakistani film industry but also stressed on the need to grow the culture of film and art in the region.
“My family has always worked for the welfare of cinema. It is true that the Indian film industry is bigger compared to Pakistan’s industry. The promotion and well-being of film culture in the region is the responsibility of local artists,” he said to a packed audience at Luxus Grand Cinema on Friday.
Ranbir also voiced his desire to visit Pakistan and stated that there were numerous places he wanted to visit and get to know about more.
“Even I want to visit. There are so many cities and locations that I have to see! We should all work for the promotion of film culture in the region.”
The actor also said that it would be a proud moment for him if Pakistani audiences would swarm the cinemas to catch Tamasha when it releases.
“Tamasha’s storyline is very powerful, hence there was no need to add ‘masala’ content like items songs etc. It is a different film altogether that will fulfill the demands of the viewers. We’re lucky to have A R Rehman on board for the film. The audience will not forget the film’s music for years to come.”
Deepika Padukone was also present on the occasion and she spoke little but voiced her views on the movie as well.
“It is a family film with a very interesting story that has something for all sections of the society. I am essaying the role of this girl, Tara, who never compromises when it comes to the truth. I am actually looking forward to how women like the film, especially my role,” she explained.