Ranbir Kapoor was the latest actor to share his experiences with students of Anupam Kher’s acting school ‘Actor Prepares’. It was a part of the continuing series of discourses ‘An Actor Prepares: Behind The Success’. The initiative has been very popular with the students as it gives them a ring-side view to the behind-the-scenes stories of the hard work and struggles of the actors, and also directors, in the industry.
Introducing Kapoor, Kher said that the actor had emerged as the fastest growing talent to emerge among the main stars in the business.
“The unique aspect of Ranbir as an actor is that in each of his films he has emoted different characters, and with a great deal of credibility, yet maintaining his star status,” said Kher.
In keeping with the format of the programme, Ranbir had a freewheeling and candid conversation with Kher, who quizzed him about his early days in the industry, his style of acting, how he researches his characters and his advice to budding actors. While confessing that he was basically a shy person, Kapoor acknowledged that he would lose that shyness in front of the camera. “When the cameras roll, I get a sense of purpose. I start thinking that I am doing a job, so that is how I overcome my shyness”, he revealed. “Family lineage or connections do not matter in the long run……..There is no substitute for hard work,” was Kapoor’s advice to the students.
“I am glad that Ranbir took out time to share his thoughts with my students. He is young and talented and a lot of the students aspiring to become actors would want to emulate him. Interaction with him on his career and his passion for cinema will only help the students get an insight into Ranbir’s beliefs and approach to acting,” said Kher.
Actor Prepares is India’s finest acting school for talented individuals who wish to pursue careers as actor-performers in the entertainment industry. Established in 2005 by Anupam Kher, it is the only school for actors in the world to be founded by an actor who is professionally active. The intensive professional-level course provides specialised training in acting. The classes at Actor Prepares are conducted by competent in-house faculty members who passionately teach the craft through practical, theory classes, games, exercises and extensively filmed practicals. In addition, there is a roster of Bollywood celebrities, which comprises the school’s visiting faculty, who share with students their invaluable on-the-job experiences and tips to success in the Behind The Success discourses. Above all, each student receives individual guidance and counselling from the country’s most successful, trained teacher-actor, Anupam Kher, throughout the programme.
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