The latest protégé of the great Kapoor family in Bollywood is Ranbir Kapoor. Son of Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Singh, who both have had a glittering Bollywood career themselves, continues to keep the proud Kapoor family tradition going with his latest accolade, he has been voted “The Sexiest Man Alive” by People Magazine in India for 2009.
Ranbir Kapoor’s acting debut came in 1997, in Sanjay Leela Bansali’s Saawariya, opposite another newcomer Sonam Kapoor, although she holds no relation to the great Kapoor family. Unfortunately, the movie failed to set the box office alight; however, Ranbir’s performance did not go unnoticed. A star was in the making as Ranbir went on to pick up Male Debut Awards for his performance in Saawariya. Ranbir went on to make Bachna Ae Haseeno, Wake up Sid, Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani, and the end of 2009 saw the release of his latest movie Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year. What better way to end 2009, as Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani went on to become one of the biggest hits of the year, and to cap off the year, Ranbir Kapoor was voted “2009 Sexiest Man Alive”.
If 2010 proves to be just as kind to Ranbir as 2009, then we could see him picking up many more accolades, and as he does, we could be witnessing another major star in the making.
I for one, look forward to 2010, and wish him all the luck as he carves out a Bollywood career based on his acting ability, as we wait and see what 2010 holds for Ranbir Kapoor.