Ranbir Kapoor had to ape a rockstar for Imtiaz Ali’s film. Then, the actor had to train to essay a deaf and dumb character for Anurag Basu’s Barfee.
And now, we hear that Ranbir is busy learning Bengali for his role as Kishore Kumar in the biopic, directed by Anurag Basu.
A source informed, “Though the biopic will be in Hindi, Kishore had the habit of mixing Bengali with Hindi. Basu wants to incorporate this element into the film.”
Reportedly, part of the actor’s preparation involves talking to his own father, Rishi Kapoor, who spent a lot of time with Kumar.
Interestingly, the actor picked up a little bit of Bengali while shooting for Barfee, in Kolkata. He has decided to hire a tutor to be better versed with the language. The untitled film produced by Asthavinayak will go on floors in March 2012.