Though Ranbir Kapoor plays a deaf and mute man in Anurag Basu’s ‘Barfee’, his character isn’t sad but a happy-go-lucky chap.
For some months, Anurag concentrated on instilling positivity and laughter into the script before he began shooting and decided to make ‘Barfee’ a positive life-affirming film with plenty of humour, music, dancing and singing.
The title of the film was changed from the dark ‘Silence’ to the sweet-and-cute ‘Barfee’. The film will now have as many as 10-12 songs, although the hero doesn’t talk or speak.
Said a source: "Anurag Basu was earlier working simultaneously on his two Ranbir Kapoor projects ‘Barfee’ and ‘Kishore’ (the Kishore Kumar bio-pic) for UTV. In the past few months, he abandoned ‘Kishore’ to focus on altering and fine-tuning ‘Barfee’."
"Though Ranbir’s character in ‘Barfee’ cannot hear or speak, he will be shown as a happy-go-lucky guy. He will be goofy and fun-loving, making others laugh while laughing at his own debilitating disabilities."
In the film, Ranbir stars with Priyanka Chopra, who plays a mentally challenged girl.(IANS)