Ranbir Kapoor to play Kishore Kumar in biopic

Raj Baddhan

Senior Editor


After the super success of ‘Barfi’ (2012), Ranbir Kapoor is being lined up for more serious roles, with reports today linking the young actor to the biopic of legendary star, Kishore Kumar.

Filmmaker, Anurag Basu is keen to have Kapoor play the lead part in the movie. “Ranbir, UTV and I, all three of us are committed to make this film. Ranbir is busy, he is doing two films in between. After `Barfi`, Ranbir and I will come together again for this movie,” Basu told PTI.

For Basu, penning the story of the film is not an easy task, considering that Kishore Kumar was a legend. “I have started writing it. It is a very tough job to write this, as the whole world will be looking at my work. I should be happy and sure of this film before I jump into shooting it,” he said.

Kumar was born as Abhas Kumar Ganguly and has been behind some superhit evergreen songs in various languages. He has also starred in a number of films. The legendary singer changed his name to Kishore Kumar and started his career as a chorus singer at Bombay Talkies.