Ranbir Kapoor ‘kisses’ Anurag Basu
At an event, Ranbir Kapoor showed just how cheeky he could get, when he grabbed director Anurag Basu for a ‘lip-lock’ in full view of the media
Mehul S Thakkar (MUMBAI MIRROR; July 4, 2012)
That Ranbir Kapoor is a spontaneous actor is known. What became obvious on Monday is that the actor can be equally spontaneous while playing the media. At an event to promote Barfi!, Ranbir was quizzed about his comfort levels while engaging in a liplock with Ileana D’Cruz. Rather than answer the question, the actor simply turned around and grabbed Anurag Basu, and engaged him in a make-believe liplock! While the actor took everyone by surprise, including Basu, what followed, not surprisingly, was a roar of applause from the media.
Promptly, Ranbir took the microphone and said that as an actor, one has to do one’s job … if you believe in the scene, you have to do it. Priyanka Chopra and Siddharth Roy Kapur too could not help but burst out laughing at the act.
Basu confessed to Mirror that he was caught completely unawares. “Ranbir is spontaneous at everything, and the point he was trying to make was that kissing acting nahi hoti, natural hoti hai,” he said, adding, “While shooting, the entire team was like a big boys’ hostel. But that day I didn’t know he was going to play such a prank on me in full view of the media.”