Mumbai: Ranbir Kapoor says it is hard to please his father, veteran actor Rishi Kapoor, but her mother Neetu has always been his biggest fan.
The 35-year-old actor said his father never compliments him and only pushes him to work harder.
Rishi, however, recently praised Ranbir’s portrayal of Sanjay Dutt in upcoming biopic, “Sanju” and the young actor says he was touched by it.
“Besides being my father, he is also an actor I really admire and respect… He never tells me to my face that I’ve done good work, not that I expect it either. But when you hear such words coming from him, it is incredible, it really moved me, made me emotional.
“Every father wants their son to do well, but my father is very careful that he won’t give compliments for free. He always tells us ‘kasar reh gayi hai, work harder’ (There is still scope for improvement, work harder)’. This was a wonderful gift,” Ranbir said at the trailer launch of “Sanju”.
The actor added that his mother loves his performance in all his films.
“My mother is my biggest fan, whatever I do she loves. When she saw ‘Bombay Velvet’ she thought it was the greatest film in the world,” he said.
“Sanju”, directed by Rajkumar Hirani, also reunites Ranbir with his “Saawariya” co-star Sonam Kapoor after a decade. They both started their career together with the Sanjay Leela Bhansali film.
“We never got an opportunity to work together again but Sonam is still the same, she hasn’t changed. Her personality is still the same. The only thing which has changed is that she has become an even better actress. Both of us really enjoyed working with each other,” he said.
Produced by Vidhu Vinod Chopra, “Sanju” also features Paresh Rawal, Manisha Koirala, Dia Mirza and Anushka Sharma.
The film’s music is presented by Bhushan Kumar’s T-Series and is scheduled to release on June 29.