Amidst this buzz, a Reddit user resurfaced an old video featuring Ranbir discussing his considerations regarding the image he projects through his films.
In an interview with Anupama Chopra for Film Companion, he addressed queries about collaborating with Luv Ranjan on 'Tu Jhoothi Main Makkaar,' known for films steeped in misogyny, and the concerns that might come along if he associates with such projects. He responds, saying, “I have not been part of those films. I am working with a director who, according to you, has made a misogynistic film. But I am quite conscious with the kind of parts I do. It’s not a part where it’s belittling society, belittling something which I feel is unfair. I wouldn’t do it.”
“Because understanding the position I am in, I have to be conscious. I have to be aware, that I have to represent a certain value system that I want to express. So film with Luv Ranjan is not that, that you talk about,” he had said.
Soon after the video went viral, people on the internet called Kapoor a hypocrite. Reacting to the post, a user said, “All talk goes in drain in front of money!!” while another said, “He’s a hypocrite. As simple as that. He needed a big hit and he was always ready to compromise the so-called principles he said he had in this interview. Moreover, I never took him as any kind of principled artist.”
A third one commented, “He didn’t even have the guts to accept that his Animal character is a psychopath, just called him a guy protecting his family. I can’t decide if he is dumb or sinister or both.”
As far as his upcoming projects are concerned, Ranbir Kapoor has 'Brahmastra' Part II and III lined up, opposite Alia Bhatt, and directed by Ayan Mukerji.