The film Barfi, which is helmed by Anurag Basu, tells the story of Murphy (Ranbir Kapoor), fondly known as 'Barfi' and his friendship with Ileana D'Cruz and Jhilmil (Priyanka Chopra), which in a way leads to several twists and turns in his life. Ranbir excels with his intricate gestures and body language in the role, which reminds one of Mr Bean and Charlie Chaplin.
When asked about whether he took cue from the legendary characters, Ranbir told PTI, "Yes definitely that was an inspiration, we did not copy or tried to replicate it. I took all my influence (from them). Also, I am grandson of Raj Kapoor, so I would have little bit of that in me, it automatically came."
Ranbir Kapoor did not have any difficulty in playing the character of Barfi as he followed Anurag's directions. "When he (Anurag Basu) narrated me the script I thought I will have to do lot of work for the character and learn sign language and all. But he was very clear..he did not want an actor to show his acting abilities or method acting he wanted it to be relatable, everyone should understand it," PTI quotes him as saying.
The Rockstar further said, "So if I am talking in sign language you all (audience) won't understand it. So I will have to relate to in a way that you would understand this film. It was not difficult as it is he who knew the characters well. He lived one and half years of his life on this film. He has given it to all."