Mumbai, December 9 - Bollywood star and heartthrob Ranbir Kapoor traveled to Saudi Arabia's Red Sea Film Festival on Wednesday where he was honored with the newly introduced, Variety International Vanguard Actor Award, in tribute to his career achievements.
Ranbir has been one of the most talented actors that Hindi cinema has ever produced. He has done rom-com and biopics in his more than a decade-old career and had excelled in the roles with perfection. However, despite being a talent powerhouse, Ranbir's success graph isn't high as compared to his contemporaries.
During an interview with Variety at the Red Sea Film Festival, Ranbir opened up about some of his films that underperformed at the box office, including the one which really hurts him the most as he thinks it was his passion project.
The musical adventure fantasy comedy "Jagga Jasoos", directed by Anurag Basu, was released in 2017 and won several awards nominations for the novel concept. However, the movie did underperform at the box office and was declared a box office flop against the high budget. Ranbir said that it was his passion project and it really hurts him to see it didn't do well at the box office.
"It was really a very heartwarming sweet idea about a stammering detective, a singing detective, but it didn't do well. I think that's the only thing in my career that really hurt me", the "Shamshera" actor said.
Ranbir was last seen in the recently released "Brahmastra Part One: Shiva", which grossed over 430 crores worldwide and is also doing well on digital platforms. Going forward, he will be seen in Luv Ranjan's rom-com, co-starring Shraddha Kapoor, and this could be his last rom-com as he aims to do larger-than-life films in the future. He is also shooting for Sandeep Reddy Vanga's action thriller "Animal".