WHY HE IS THE TRUE HEIR TO RAJ KAPOOR’S LEGACY
Right from Prithvi Raj Kapoor, every generation in Raj Kapoor’s family has had actors. Be it Rishi and Randhir or Kareena and Karisma, they have all had good careers in the film industry. While they have been appreciated for performances in certain films, Ranbir Kapoor is the one who can be called the real heir to Raj’s legacy. He even shares his grand father’s name: His actual name is Ranbir Raj Kapoor. Be it the poor salesman (Rocket Singh, 2009), the sauve playboy
(Bachna Ae Haseeno, 2008), the deaf boy in love (Barfi, 2012) or the introvert artist trapped in a daily job (Tamasha, 2015), Ranbir can step into any character and make it believable. Ranbir began his career opposite Sonam Kapoorwith Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Saawariya
(2007). Though the film did not set the box office on fire, much was said about his towel dance in the movie.
After a few duds including Bachna Ae Haseeno Chance Wake Up Sid The Year (2009) and Raajneeti (2010).
Imtiaz Ali’s Rockstar (2011) and Anurag Basu’s Barfi (2012) established Ranbir Kapoor as the heir Kapoor clan had been waiting for - the perfect chameleon an actor should be. With the charisma that makes him the sweetheart of thousands and the acting prowess that has bagged him five Filmfare awards in a career spanning nine years, Ranbir Kapoor is certainly looks like the true heir to the India’s greatest showman - Raj Kapoor.