10 Years Of Barfi: Even 10 years ago, Ranbir Kapoor was in a lot of discussion, had defeated Priyanka Chopra in ‘Barfi’

Ranbir Kapoor These days, he is making a lot of headlines for his film ‘Brahmastra’. Everyone has their own opinion about Ranbir’s acting in this film and the film. It is just a coincidence that even 10 years ago, Ranbir was in the same discussion about his acting. In the film ‘Barfi’ released on 14 September 2012, Ranbir showed his brilliant performance by playing the role of a deaf and dumb boy named Murphy. Ranbir proved that he is a versatile actor with this film. Priyanka Chopra also did justice to her role along with Ranbir in this film, but Ranbir killed her. On the completion of 10 years of the film, let us tell some interesting stories related to it.

In the film ‘Barfi’ directed by Anurag Basu, where Ranbir was in the role of a deaf and mute boy, Priyanka played the role of a girl suffering from autism. Viewers were stunned to see the sensitivity of both the actors on screen. The audience kept gazing at Ranbir in the cinema hall, as he did not want to miss a single frame. Ranbir got his acting iron done and made the film a super hit. When Anurag was writing the script of the film, Ranbir was his only choice and the actor also did not disappoint him. It is said that before doing this film, Ranbir had locked himself in the room for a long time so that he could do justice to his role on screen.

‘Barfi’ earns tremendously at the box office

‘Barfi’ became a film that was liked by the audience of all ages. Apart from Ranbir Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra, the film also featured veteran actors like Ileana D’Cruz, Saurabh Shukla, Ashish Vidyarthi, Roopa Ganguly. According to media reports, this film, made in a budget of only 30 crores, earned 175 crores. While Priyanka succeeded in playing the character of an innocent and sick girl, Ileana also made a strong presence. In the film ‘Barfi’, Katrina Kaif and Ranbir Kapoor were paired first.

Ranbir Kapoor-Priyanka Chopra did a great job in the film ‘Barfi’.(Photo Credits: Movies N Memories/Instagram)

Ranbir-Katrina’s pair kept on forming

Anurag Basu had earlier cast Katrina with Ranbir and the title of this film was ‘Khamoshi’, later Katrina refused to do the film and the title of the film was also changed. Actually there are two actresses in this film, for one, Anurag had finalized Katrina but she quit after Priyanka Chopra’s entry. There were many things about this too, someone said that Katrina left the film because of Priyanka, although the reason was not clear. Priyanka gave the best performance in ‘Barfi’ by playing the role of Jhilmil, a girl suffering from autism. The story of casting Priyanka in the film is no less interesting.

Anurag was apprehensive about Priyanka’s image

When Anurag Basu thought of taking Priyanka Chopra in the film ‘Barfi’, the image of Priyanka’s Miss World was coming in front of him. In such a situation, he felt that he did not know how much justice the actress would be able to do with the role of Jhilmil. In an interview given to the film champion, Priyanka herself had mentioned this. The actress had told that ‘When Anurag came to my house to meet me, at that time I had just returned from an event. Seeing me, Anurag said, I think I have made a mistake. This is my stupid idea to cast you for the role of an autistic girl in the film, how did I assume that Priyanka Chopra would do this role.

‘Barfi’ became a milestone in Priyanka’s career

Understanding the problem of Anurag Basu, Priyanka Chopra convinced him and said that give him 5 days time and after the workshop let’s see whether I am able to do it or not. Whatever Priyanka did after this was in front of the audience. Removing the tag of beauty queen gave such a great performance that it became the best film of her career. The director himself had said that it was a tough job for Priyanka. Priyanka was highly appreciated in the film but Priyanka did not get the same praise as compared to Ranbir Kapoor. Ranbir’s expression and body language reminded critics of Charlie Chaplin and Raj Kapoor.

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Ranbir Kapoor overshadows Priyanka

In the 2013 Filmfare Awards, ‘Barfi’ was nominated in 13 categories. Ranbir got the Best Actor Award while Priyanka could not get the Best Actress Award. In IIFA, the film was nominated in 21 categories, here too Ranbir got the Best Actor Award and Priyanka missed.

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