Ranbir Kapoor: “We wanted to pay homage to Dev Anand in ‘Tamasha'”

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Matargashti - Tamasha - Deepika Padukone, Ranbir Kapoor

Taking a dig at his upcoming film ‘Tamasha’, Ranbir Kapoor revealed that he and director Imtiaz Ali have tried to pay tribute to the legendary Dev Anand through the film.

The actor also claimed that Ali wanted to perfectly depict the part in his film so he had worked really hard on getting the voice and nuances of the Bollywood legend correct. He told PTI, “The Dev Anand imitation was a part of the script. Imtiaz wanted that because Ved and Tara meet in a place and they decide they are not going to tell each other what our names are, where we are from, let’s be different people so he becomes Don and she becomes Mona darling.”

“He becomes Dev Anand and she becomes a prostitute. It was fun doing that because Dev Anand is the king of romance and we did not want to make fun of him but pay a homage to him so it was fun doing. I did a lot of classes from mimic artist because it is very hard to mimic those dialogues,” Kapoor said.

The major part of ‘Tamasha’ has been filmed in Corsica and Kapoor says that the entire team had a pleasant time shooting in the French island. The actor also talked about the fun side of his co-actress and former girlfriend Deepika Padukone which is not known to many. “If you get to know Deepika, and you get to speak to her at a fun time, she is somebody you can have a lot of fun with,” he said.

Kapoor shared that when Padukone and Ali were working on romantic film ‘Love Aaj Kal’ (2009), Ali used ‘cheap talks’ to break the ice with the actress, who then came across as intimidating and reserved. “Imtiaz told me when he was working with her on Love Aaj Kal, she came as very reserved and he was thinking, ‘How do I break into?’. One day I started talking really cheaply to her and she responded with a twinkle in her eye,” the actor said.

Kapoor, who has worked with Ali in 2011 hit movie ‘Rockstar’, met him for the first time on the sets of ‘Love Aaj Kal’ and became jealous of the director then because Padukone was impressed by his looks. He said, “I was jealous because she was so enamoured by his looks. She would come and tell me that he is so good looking and he has such great hair. I used to look at Imtiaz with ‘tashan'” the actor said before adding, “Imtiaz is a pure director, he really feels the parts and the emotions so he expects his actors to be pure.”

‘Tamasha’ is scheduled to hit theatres on 27th November.

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