Rockstar Ranbir wins hearts, Nargis decides to learn from criticisms

FP Staff

Nov 16, 2011 17:01:02 IST

Rockstar, director Imtiaz Ali's latest release rocked the Box Office by grossing Rs 64 crore worldwide on its opening weekend. However it did not manage to get the best of the reviews.

Although Nargis Fakhri, the debutant who co-starred with Ranbir Kapoor, was criticized for her performance, Ranbir took her side and praised her for her spontaneity despite not knowing the language.

However, the verdict on Ranbir's performance has been unanimous--in one word--'Great'.

 Rockstar Ranbir wins hearts, Nargis decides to learn from criticisms

Ranbir Kapoor and Nargis Fakhri at a concert. Raju Shelar/Firstpost

Ranbir Kapoor has said he is pleased despite the mixed response from the people and the film industry. In an interview with CNNIBN he said, "We never expected a huge turnout, were not hopeful of a four star or a one star for that matter. We just left it to the audience"

Nargis Fakhri said that she has taken the  criticisms in her stride. The actress said being emotional, she was initially hurt when people came up to her and asked her to take 'acting classes' but has since decided to move on. She told CNNIBN in an interview that she'll take classes if she thinks its necessary. However, she said her greatest achievement was when people told her they cried with her and connected with her.

Veteran actress Shabana Azmi praised Ranbir Kapoor's performance saying "Ranbir's performance in Rockstar is totally original. He inhabits Jordan's complex world and infuses it with childlike honesty that's believable", reported Times of India. Javed Akhtar called Ranbir at 2:30 am to congratulate him. Amitabh Bachchan also praised him for his acting potential.

Ranbir's grandfather Shashi kapoor, who had not been to the theater for the last 15 years, watched Rockstar and not being able to recognise faces asked, 'the boy in the movie is very good. Who is he?'

Ranbir said he was overwhelmed by the response and the praises coming from people whom he has always looked upto.

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Updated Date: Nov 16, 2011 17:01:02 IST