There's a new charmer in town
Raj Kapoor's grandson, one would believe, would be privy to a grand Bollywood entry. On the sets, assisting Sanjay Leela Bhansali, is where we find the first male of the next generation of Kapoors - Ranbir.
Far from the starry airs that his cousins Karisma and Kareena espouse, Ranbir inherits his father Rishi Kapoor's charm, and mother, Neetu Singh's modesty.
"I'm really embarrassed. I've never given an interview before, so I don't know what to tell you. I haven't done anything yet," says Ranbir Kapoor, flashing a bashfully cute smile.
Prod him some more and he says he always knew exactly what he wanted to do with his life. "It was definitely films - be it acting, directing or producing."
So how long will it be before he actually stakes his claim in Bollywood ? "I will, eventually. I'm interested in both, acting and direction. But I wanted to get a firm grounding into cinema before I actually take the plunge," says he.
Which is why he has spent the last four years studying filmmaking at the School of Visual Arts and acting at the Lee Strassberg Institute, both in New York.
Now that he's back with all bases covered, should we be expecting him to storm the scene, a la Hrithik Roshan? "Not really!" he laughs.
"Right now I'm still finding my feet. I do want to act, but for the moment I'm assisting Sanjay Leela Bhansali in the movie Black ," he says, refusing to divulge any details other than the star cast, including Amitabh Bachchan and Rani Mukherjee .
"The amount you learn in film schools is nothing compared to the things you learn on the sets. Considering that I have always been away from film sets and studios, this is my first time and I'm hoping it will be a good experience," he adds. Watch out girls, here's another charmer from the Kapoor clan !