Ranbir Kapoor seems to be following Aamir Khan’s footsteps, to becoming the new Mr Perfectionist in Bollywood. We saw his awesome work in Rockstar. Now the actor is busy preparing for his next flick, Barfee. It is heard that the actor has taken over the task of shooting his own close ups in the film from cinematographer Ravi K Chandran.
A source from the sets of the film said, “Since Ranbir plays a mute character, he needed to get his expressions perfect. Through his eyes and other facial expressions Ranbir needed to convey a limitless range of emotions that go from thoughtful to funny. And to capture the exact expressions at the exact time, Ranbir suggested he operate the camera himself on himself.”
What’s more interesting is that Ravi Chandran, who is known to be a perfectionist in his field, has given this liberty Ranbir.
“That’s because Ravi and Ranbir go back a long way. Ravi shot Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Black where Ranbir was an assistant. Coincidentally Black was also about a deaf-and-mute protagonist. So Ranbir and Ravi know how difficult it is to get the right expressions on camera at just the right moment,” explained the source.
Director Anurag Basu confirmed, “Yes, Ranbir shot his own POV (point of view) shots. Since he plays a deaf-and-mute character it was very important for him to get the reaction shots right.”