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10 peculiar facts about Ranbir Kapoor’s Gandhi Jayanti treat Besharam

Ranbir Kapoor plays a conman for the first time in Besharam after playing a singer in Rockstar and a photo journalist in Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani.

The actor is all set to share the silver screen with father Rishi Kapoor and mom Neetu Singh in the year’s most awaited film.

Besharam not just ditches the filmy Friday trend with a Wednesday release but breaks many other norms in Bollywood.

Check out ten interesting facts about Besharam which hits the silver screen on Mahatma Gandhi’s birth anniversary.

1.Ranbir Kapoor’s parents Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Singh are in the role of Haryana police in Besharam. However, they do not play his parents in the film.

2.Much unlike the trend of filmy Friday, Jab Tak Hai Jaan and Son of Sardaar were released on a Thursday whereas Besharam is the first major Bollywood film to release on a Wednesday. Besharam releases on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti.

3.Ranbir Kapoor can be seen using abusive language in front of father Rishi Kapoor in the film. However, Ranbir Kapoor doesn’t even stare in his father’s eyes in real life.

4.Besharam director Abhinav Kashyap was offered to direct Dabangg 2 by Arbaaz Khan. However, he left Dabangg 2 to direct Ranbir Kapoor in Besharam.

5.Besharam is not the first Hindi film with such a title. Comedy king Deven Verma directed a film in 1978 with the same name starring Amitabh Bachchan and Sharmila Tagore. It was one of the biggest flops in the career of Amitabh Bachchan.

6.Ranbir Kapoor starrer was initially named ‘Conman’ but looking at Ranbir Kapoor’s personality and image, the film was renamed Besharam.

7.Rishi Kapoor shot a song for the film on his birthday on September 4. According to Rishi, it was his best birthday ever

8.Besharam was about to be produced by Viacom 18 but the film’s budget exceeded Viacom’s limits. The film then went to Reliance Entertainment.

9.Pallavi Sharda was not the sole choice for the film. The role was offered to Taapsee Pannu before Pallavi was finalized for the role of Tara in Besharam.

10.Ranbir Kapoor can be seen urinating in a field while singing Shah Rukh Khan’s song “Tujhe Dekha Toh Ye Jana Sanam”. Director Abhinav Kashyap was not sure about how Shah Rukh or Karan Johar will react to the scene. But it was Ranbir Kapoor who convinced Abhinav to shoot the scene.

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