Ranbir Kapoor is playing a deaf and mute boy while Priyanka will be seen as an autistic girl in the forthcoming film Barfi, but Ranbir claims that despite such characters audiences will not see any “disability” in the film.
“Whatever disability you see right now, you will not feel in the film. We are normal characters. PC (Priyanka) is playing an autistic girl in the film, but she is like this cute puppy dog who you will fall in love with. You will not see the disability,” he said at the release of the first trailer of Barfi on Monday.
Directed by Anurag Basu, the film is titled after Ranbir’s character. Talking about it, Ranbir said that in the movie his character’s “name is actually Murphy but because he is deaf and mute, he says it as Barfi”.
When Basu narrated “the script to me, I thought I will really have to work a lot for this and I will have to learn sign language and all”.
“But he (Basu) was very clear to me. He told me that this was not a film to show off my acting abilities. He wanted it to be relatable. Everyone should understand the film.”