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Ranbir Kapoor opens up on his Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani character, now being called 'toxic' | Exclusive

Ranbir Kapoor shared that he has enough empathy for the character Bunny to play that part.

Ranbir Kapoor opens up on his Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani character, now being called 'toxic' | Exclusive
Ranbir Kapoor in a still from Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani

Last Updated: 08.20 AM, Mar 06, 2023


In November 2022, Ranbir Kapoor completed 15 years as an actor in the film industry. In this long journey, the actor has played varied roles and never shied away from experimenting with the characters. However, over time, Ranbir has mentioned how he doesn't enjoy his films getting delayed, and it has happened with his movies, namely Jagga Jasoos, Sanju, and Brahmastra, among others. OTTplay asked the talented actor if there was anything he didn't want to do at this point in his career during a group media interaction.

The actor quipped initially, "I am constantly fighting and cribbing about his marketing gimmicks and promotions. I told him that next time I am going to put it in my contract that I won't do marketing," adding, "But I'm just acting like a whining child; it's not impossible to do my job. We work very hard enough, and it's my duty to do this, so I should not be cribbing and crying."


Talking about being a responsible artist, Ranbir went on to share, "No, as an actor, I'm ready to do anything. I'm a responsible artist; I don't want to influence society in a bad way. I try to do characters that inspire people; sometimes you do characters that are not meant to inspire but are just for entertainment purposes, and those shouldn't be taken too seriously."

Recalling how a section of people online are calling out his character Bunny from Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, the actor stated, "I remember when Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani was released, and people really loved that film. But today, there is a certain conversation that he is a toxic character. Now I'm not doing Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani to spread that toxic masculinity; I was playing a part. So as an actor, I've got enough empathy for that character to play that part. But I am not that person. I am not the characters I play, so that is an understanding I have. But there is nothing that I wouldn't want to do."

He added, "So I get it, and it's fine. Everyone has their own reaction to how they see things."

While talking about the roles he is keen on playing onscreen, Ranbir revealed, "But I am definitely interested in doing a sports film; I want to do a war film; I want to do a film about being a father. So there are all these different aspects of an actor that I want to explore. But there's nothing that I don't want to do."

Tu Jhoothi Main Makkaar, Ranbir's upcoming movie, is set to come out on March 8, 2023.

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