Ranbir Kapoor Not First Choice For Rockstar, Other Actors Thought, Says Imtiaz Ali


Ranbir Kapoor star of the cult hit Rockstar film has completed a decade since its release. On the occasion, director Imtiaz Ali revealed how his passion project was conceived long before Ranbir became an actor and that he was not the first choice for the lead role of singer-musician Jordan in the film since the idea had been conceived long before he launched-started his Bollywood journey.

Speaking to HT, Imtiaz said, “If a movie is being talked about and its characters and situations are being dissected ten years after it came out, that’s great. I think that a film belongs more to its spectators than to its directors. I know there are people who own the film a lot more than me. I started trying to do Rockstar even before Ranbir became an actor. So, I was thinking of other actors to play this role. When I met Ranbir, he was oddly familiar with Rockstar history. When he started telling me the story, I saw Jordan in him.”

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On November 11, when Rockstar completed its 10th anniversary, Imtiaz and Ranbir also had a virtual reunion. Music composer AR Rahman was also part of the gathering.

Actress Sanjana Sanghi, who played a supporting role in the film, shared a screenshot of the virtual gatering with Ranbir and Imtiaz and also shared her experience of acting in the film.

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She wrote: “10 years to that one surreal moment that single-handedly changed my life and my outlook on life forever. As we all huddled together to drown in nostalgia, I found myself with a lump in my throat, it still feels like yesterday.

The next release of Ranbir is Shamshera. He is also filming for Luv Ranjan’s untitled film opposite Shraddha Kapoor.

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