“Imtiaz wanted to pay a tribute to Dev Anand through ‘Tamasha’: Ranbir Kapoor


“Imtiaz wanted to pay a tribute to Dev Anand through ‘Tamasha’: Ranbir Kapoor

The 33-year-old actor is known for his immense talent and versatility in the roles he essays on screen. Ranbir Kapoor recently said that director Imtiaz Ali wanted to pay a tribute to yesteryear actor, Dev Anand, through their film, Tamasha. He shared how he worked hard on getting the voice and nuances of the Bollywood ‘evergreen’ legend right. “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,” Ranbir said in an interaction.

The actor also revealed that his co-star and ex-girlfriend Deepika has a fun side to her, which many people are not aware of. “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. Ranbir shared that when Deepika and Imtiaz were working on 2009 romantic film Love Aaj Kal,  Imtiaz 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,” he said.

The film will release on Nov 27.