The lines were clearly drawn between Ranbir Kapoor and Imran Khan, between 2007 and 2009. The successive years saw a drop in Imran Khan’s stakes with some dismal choices and insipid acting at his end, as Ranbir Kapoor experienced a meteoric rise in his career. So phenomenal has been his rise that Ranbir Kapoor was proclaimed as the next big thing after The Khans. His impressive track-record of blockbusters and his effortless performances in movies like Rockstar, Barfi! And Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, made him the blue-eyed box of box-office. The only spoke in his flawless wheel of fortune was the super-flop ‘Besharam’ in 2013. But Ranbir who is still popular, now faces true competition in the form of another fabulous actor Ranveer Singh, who has come from nowhere and is now set to lock horns with him, as the most sought after Bollywod box-office hero. Ranveer Singh has only emerged stronger with every film, which includes the critically acclaimed Lootera, and blockbusters like Goliyon ki Raasleela Ram Leela and Gunday, which has went on to do business of INR 100 crore worldwide.
Similarities between Ranbir Kapoor and Ranveer Singh
Apart from similar sounding first-names, they had a D-factor; common among them. Deepika Padukone, once Ranbir Kapoor’s girlfriend is dating Ranveer Singh. Both actors have the capability of carrying a movie, on their shoulders, alone. Both actors have a lean-body type and are naturally flamboyant. Both actors are known to be easy-going, affable and do not carry starry airs. Ranbir Kapoor won the Filmfare Best Male Debut Award for his movie ‘Saawariya’ in 2008, while Ranveer Singh achieved won the same award for his debut in the smash hit ‘Band Baaja Baarat’ in 2011.
Difference between Ranbir Kapoor and Ranveer Singh
While Ranbir Kapoor is restrained, Ranveer Singh is spontaneous. Ranbir Kapoor tends to be methodical and perfect in approach, he is more in the Aamir Khan mould. On the other hand,Ranveer Singh with his energy and vibe with the audience, is more into the Shah Rukh Khan mould.
The road ahead
Ranbir Kapoor was originally offered ‘Band Baaja Baarat’ which he declined. The refusal ended in Bollywood getting another hero that could match him – Ranveer Singh. YRF seems to be more interested in Ranveer Singh, who has given the banner another big hit, Gunday. The ever-excited actor will be seen opposite his girlfriend Deepika Padukone, in another movie ‘Finding Fanny Fernandes’(comedy satire) and another YRF production called ‘Kill Dil’,a romantic-action movie.
Ranbir Kapoor, the scion of the most successful Bollywood family, will be seen in ‘Roy’, a thriller; ‘Jagga Jasoos’, a mystery movie, directed by Anurag Basu and Bombay Velvet, a noir-drama by Anurag Kashyap.
Both Ranbir Kapoor and Ranveer Singh maintain no-holds barred affable relationship with each other. But the competition definitely gets interesting as the two hunks battle it out for box-office glory.