The Bollywood actor, who is busy promoting the film Raajneeti, was at IIM Bangalore on last Monday. As part of the promotion of Raajneeti, he took part in the debate on whether an MLA/MP aspirant should necessarily have a degree. Along with Prakash Raj and Katrina Kaif, he opined that degree should not be made mandatory while IIM Professor Raju Gowda, Manoj Bajpei and screenplay writer Anjum Rajabali argued them that it should be made compulsory for an MLA/MP.
Debating on the issue, Ranbir Kapoor said, “Like Katrina, I"ve also not done graduation in any stream. Moreover, 70% of the Indian population is staying in rural part and they don"t have a facility to get higher education. If degree is made compulsory, all of them will be out of politics, which is not fair according to the constitution. There are several instances that learned people have failed to govern the state/country and many graduate MLA/MPs have involved in corruption and big scams. That"s why I staunchly disagree with the idea that MLA/MP should have graduation."
The Bollywood actor is all excited about his role in the movie Raajneeti. He said, “I"m playing Samar Pratap, who is the ultimate outsider. After completing his studies in abroad, he returns to India, but reluctantly gets sucked into the ravaged-battle arena of family rivalry. He gets into fierce fight to protect his family. Though it is a tough role, I think I've done justice to it. I"m really grateful to director Prakash Jha for selecting me for the role."
Speaking about whether he contemplates to be a politician in future, he said, “After working in the movie Raajneeti, I have leaned so many things about the politics. But I think I"m not qualified enough to enter politics because one need burning desire and vision to build a state/country. I don"t have that passion towards politics. I love acting in movies and I would continue to do it. I would never enter politics."
Ranbir Kapoor considers Dr. Manmohan Singh as the ideal politician of India. He said, “Dr. Manmohan Singh is the most learned man and has experience almost all the portfolios. He is honest and humble man, whom India has never seen before. So I think he deserves the most responsible position and he is the ideal Prime Minister of India."