He is also willing to play a second lead in a movie, but conditions apply. He said: “Suppose tomorrow Rajkumar Hirani offers me the part of Circuit to the new Munnabhai. I would play it and try my best to do it justice.”
Ranbir is currently living with his grandmother Krishna here and training for Ayan Mukerji’s ‘Dragon’. He awaits Karan Johar’s ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’, and also has Anurag Basu’s long-gestating ‘Jagga Jasoos’ lined up. In February, after ‘Dragon’, he hopes to start shooting for Rajkumar Hirani’s next, a biopic of actor Sanjay Dutt.
Since his debut with ‘Saawariya’, Ranbir has seen several highs and lows.
He was applauded for films like ‘Wake Up Sid’, ‘Raajneeti’, ‘Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year’, ‘Rockstar’, ‘Barfi!’, ‘Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani’, and was censured for duds like ‘Besharam’ and ‘Bombay Velvet’. Referring to his current shoot-less days, Ranbir said: “I think I could have an alcohol problem.”
“It is a visual medium and I have to look after myself. When I shoot, when I work, I don’t drink. But when I’m not shooting…”.
Directing a film is something Ranbir has for long expressed interest in. But the actor says there is still time for him to get to the director’s chair.