Interestingly the upcoming film Barfee will be a proving platform for the principal actors, the director and even the film producer after their earlier films crashed at the box office. Basu's last film Kites and Ranbir, Priyanka's recent Anjaana Anjaani, which were based on suicides strategies, led to the films 'Box Office suicide'.
Now in Barfee, Ranbir plays the role of a deaf and mute character while Priyanka plays a mentally challenged girl. However, even after these disabilities the characters in Barfee are going to be positive and lively. There will be plenty of humour, music, dancing and singing in the film.
It took time for Basu for instilling the positive line in the script. Even the title of the film was changed from the dark Silence to the Barfee. Reportedly, the film will now have 10 to 12 songs, although the hero will talk or speak less.
Says a source to Bollywood Hungama, "Anurag Basu was earlier working simultaneously on his two Ranbir Kapoor projects Barfee and Kishore (the Kishore Kumar bio-pic) for UTV. In the past few months, he abandoned Kishore to focus on altering and fine-tuning Barfee. Though Ranbir's character of Barfee cannot hear or speak, he will be shown to be a happy-go-lucky guy. He will be goofy and fun-loving, making others laugh while laughing at his own debilitating disabilities."
Anurag Basu admits that Barfee is a happy film. "It's a very funny very upbeat film."