Success of ‘Rockstar’ helps Ranbir Kapoor establish as Bollywood’s blockbuster kid

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Ranbir Kapoor
MUMBAI: On Friday evening, traffic outside Krishna Raj Bunglow, Pali Hill, at Mumbai’s Bandra suburb was impossible to manage. Every TV channel was in line for a quick bite from the Rockstar-Ranbir Kapoor.

His latest film Rockstar is estimated to have collected Rs 36-40 crore from theatres in the fist weekend of its release, confirming the young scion of the Kapoor family as the blockbuster kid in Bollywood less than five years after his debut.

The 28-year-old grandson of Raj Kapoor refuses to get overwhelmed by an avalanche of congratulatory messages for his standout performance in the movie that portrays the transformation of Delhi youth Janardan Jhakar, or JJ, into world famous rock star Jordan.

“I have faith in myself and I work very hard, but let’s wait and see whether the film holds audience interest beyond the weekend or falls on Monday,” says Ranbir Kapoor. “It is the curiosity that brings people into a film initially, (but) it is the longevity of a film that matters eventually.”

With less than 10 films as lead actor under his belt since his debut in 2007 with Saawariya, Kapoor has reached where few stars had at his age.

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