Imagine the lean, chiselled Ranbir Kapoor all bloated up one day.
What a sight he’d make, right? Brace yourselves girls, the actor plans to fatten up for his comic role in Anurag Basu’s silent comedy Barfee, earlier titled Silence.
Ranbir’s character has been modelled on Charlie Chaplin, whose silent movies will serve as a reference point Basu’s film, as well as Rowan Atkinson as Mr Bean.
Says a source, “Basu is a big fan of Chaplin’s. But Mr Bean is Ranbir’s idea. He feels the younger generation needed a far more immediate and ready reference point than Chaplin and Basu too jumped at the idea.”
And for the role, Ranbir wants to look “loose-limbed and flabby” and the food overdose is to start come January.
Says a source close to Ranbir, “For a month until the shooting starts in February, Ranbir will binge on fatty food.” Wonder how Katz will deal with the love-handles...