Ranbir Kapoor’s look in Barfi! resembles Raj Kapoor’s iconic image in Joker

first_imgWhen Ranbir Kapoor plays a goofy deaf and mute boy in his upcoming film, Barfi!, the inspiration he draws from Raj Kapoor’s image will extend beyond sporting a moustache reminiscent of his grandfather.Among the many interesting details that Ranbir’s character has been given in the film is a life-size doll created of pillows that is the protagonist’s companion. Ranbir with a doll reminiscent of the one Raj Kapoor carried in Mera Naam Joker.The idea straightaway reminds one of the doll Raj Kapoor used to carry close to his heart in Mera Naam Joker. Although the two dolls are very different in look and shape, the idea seems to be the same.Barfi! director Anurag Basu has styled Ranbir’s image personally and doesn’t desist from admitting to the Raj impact. Anurag’s aim was to make Ranbir look simple, innocent and loveable. Watching Ranbir in the film will instantly remind the audience of Raj, especially in Mera Naam Joker, according to the director.”Murphy, Ranbir’s character in the film, is just like the characters Raj portrayed. The shades are similar to the lovable tramp that Rajji portrayed with ease. Raj had mesmerised the audience with his charm and simplicity. Ranbir is set to do something similar. In the film, people adore Murphy for what he is. He will leave a lasting impression on your mind and in your heart,” Anurag says.The doll apart, Ranbir’s pencil thin moustache and ill-fitting baggy trousers are also reminiscent of his granddad. Add to this the simpleton hat, umbrella and the happy go lucky smile.advertisementThe doll in Barfi! is actually a mannequin of sorts, made from pillows. It sports a scarf and in one scene is seen sitting on a sofa next to the hero.”Taking inspiration from his grandfather is something special for Ranbir,” a source says. Considering Ranbir is reportedly all set to revive the RK banner with a film directed by Shriram Raghavan, any similarity you spot with his grandfather would only make for wonderful publicity.Watch the trailer here:last_img

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