The crown princes of Bollywood are here. For better or for worse, Ranbir Kapoor and Ranveer Singh have been all over the Indian news channels for the past five years. Whether it be for their love triangle involving Deepika Padukone, the controversial superstar lifestyles, or their place in Bollywood’s future, they have become a household name for the Indian society. After Ranveer’s tremendous performance in Padmaavat and simultaneous career troubles of Ranbir Kapoor, it was predicted that Ranbir’s tenure in Bollywood was more or less over. However, he is back with a bang, judging by the trailer of Sanju. Here with a comparison of the two legendary young actors, this is ‘Ranbir Kapoor vs Ranveer Singh’. May the best actor win.
Ranbir Kapoor – The Boy with the Silver Spoon
The Kapoor family all the way from Prithviraj Kapoor to Ranbir’s dad Rishi Kapoor have been stalwarts of Bollywood. Whether it be Raj Kapoor, Shammi Kapoor or Shashi Kapoor, the Kapoors have always shown a penchant for acting, no other royal family has. Having said that it seems there is a generation skip in the Kapoor family when it comes to true acting skills. Raj Kapoor and Shammi Kapoor were legendary actors famous all over the world, but their sons -even Rishi Kapoor- have proved to be doppelgangers in comparison. On the other hand, the next generation consisting of Ranbir Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor appear to have carved their niche in Bollywood.
Not taking anything away from Rishi Kapoor but Ranbir Kapoor, without doubt, has a treasure of raw talent waiting to be explored. Showcasing an inclination for eccentric and/or brooding but profound roles, Ranbir proved quite earlier in his career that he has the versatility required to excel in almost every cinematic genre. Whether it be the hopeless romantic in Saawariya, the confident salesman in Rocket Singh, or the heartbroken singer in Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, Ranbir Kapoor is a chameleon when it comes to donning new masks with each new release. In fact, in the trailer for the movie Sanju, Ranbir seemed to have not only emulated the physical appearance of Sanjay Dutt but also his behaviour. And that I think is the greatest strength of this privileged actor – the ability to mimic any emotion or person, and portray them as it is.
Ranveer Singh – The Energizer Bunny