While Ranbir Kapoor has definitely marked his own niche in Bollywood, he needs to learn a lesson or two about not messing with the ‘Khans’ of the industry. The trailer of his most talked-about movie, Besharam, has caused quite a stir online, throwing SRK and Sallu Bhai fans in a fret.
The clip, which has already received a million hits becoming yet another Internet sensation, shows Ranbir humming an off-key version of SRK’s famous Tujhe Dekha To Yeh Jaana Sanam while urinating in mustard fields – bearing stark resemblance to the original picturisation of the song, reported the Times of India. At another instance, Ranbir is also seen saying the dialogue, “Naam Chulbul rakhne se, koi Dabangg nai banjaata,” which has irked many Salman Khan fans.
In the light of Ranbir’s supposed mockery of Bollywood’s living legends, fans took to Twitter.
Director Abhinav Kashyap, who also directed Dabangg, was quick, in his defence, to dismiss any misconception. “There was no glimpse of Salman. Chulbul is a name, and it has come from me. I can make fun of myself,” he said, adding that the part similar to DDLJ is only there to convey the message that the film is a romantic comedy.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 5th, 2013.