News|September 27, 2010 11:35 pm

Ranbir Kapoor: Neetu Singh’s New Mentor

Generally, parents give tips to their children and share their learning experiences with their children. But in this story, it is reverse! I am talking about Ranbir Kapoor and Neetu Kapoor, where son Ranbir Kapoor has given tips to his mother Neetu Kapoor, who reluctantly decided to make a comeback and face the camera after 30 years.

Well the story is that Neetu Kapoor who became numbed and frozen with the fear of facing the camera, sought away out of her creative blockade from her star-son Ranbir Kapoor, who not only defroze her for the camera but also provided guidance and a hand to hold while his mom went through one of her most difficult roles ever.  WHile sharing her experience of blockade phase, Neetu says,

“Like all sons, Ranbir is very possessive. So yes, he did want me to come back only with him. But when he heard I had his Dad as a co-star in Do Dooni Char he was all for it and absolutely invaluable in leading me back to the arclights.”

“It is a bit like cycling and swimming. But more complicated for me. I was hesitant to say yes. But once I did I was in a dilemma. It was Ranbir who helped me out. He showed me how to find my way into the character and them project it out on camera. He pointed out the best way to approach my role was to unwind, to let go. He showed me how to make friends with the camera.”

When asked about how she felt when Ranbir was giving her tips, she said,

“I’m amazed at his maturity as an actor! When I was his age, I knew zilch. I just did whatever came naturally to me. Ranbir knows about camera angles, shot taking and frame compositions. He is ready for direction. And yes, I hope to be in his directorial debut with his father.”

Talking about her character in her forthcoming flick, Do Dooni Char, Neetu said,

“This was not an easy part for me. I had to play an ordinary middleclass housewife, and not just in a filmy way. The director Habib wanted me to grow my hair and colour it black, unvarnish my nails and wear three sets of clothes—three sarees for when my character steps out and three housecoats for when she is home—throughout the film. And not just that. Those six pieces of clothing clothing had to look worn by the time I was ready to face the camera!”

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