Bollywood’s self-appointed resident wag Arjun Kapoor let out a few stinging salvos at Ranbir Kapoor for his recent flops namely Roy and Bombay Velvet at the recently-concluded IIFA in Kuala Lampur.
Ranbir’s father Rishi Kapoor took the satirical slight in his stride with a stinging retort saying, “I don’t know what exactly Arjun said. But whatever it was, it’s all right yaar. It is okay to run down anyone for a few laughs on this industry.”
Continued the concerned father, “Ranbir is going through that phase in his career when he is facing flak for his choice of films, and rightly so. He has made some mistakes. Ranbir will emerge a stronger wiser and a more learned actor after his suicidal career decisions.”
Seeing the lighter side of Arjun’s barbs at IIFA, Rishi says, “Chill, yaar. All of us actors have to go through lean phases. It’s part and parcel of the process of growing as an actor.”
Vikramjit Singh, the director of Roy who is Ranbir’s childhood friend dismissed Arjun Kapoor’s comment on Roy (that it should have been titled ‘Destroy’). “There is nothing to be said. It’s all in jest and good humour. I accept. My film should have been called ‘Destroy’ rather than Roy. But I much preferred the Bombay Velvet ‘rosie-roti’ joke.”