"When we started working on Barfi, we never expected that it will win awards....but it did. We are happy with the love that we got from the audience. The film also went to the Oscars ...we were quite excited. Next time, I will try hard," he told the PTI.
The 30-year-old star was speaking at a press conference where the first look of his upcoming film Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani was launched. Anurag Basu-directed Barfi is a love story between a hearing and speech impaired boy (played by Ranbir) and an autistic girl (played by Priyanka Chopra). It was India's official entry to the Oscars in the Best Foreign Language Film category. Ranbir's performance won him the Best Actor at almost all other film award functions but it failed to impress the jury of the national awards.
"I am happy that Irrfan Khan won the Best Actor national award (for Paan Singh Tomar). I had shared the (best actor) award with him in one of the other functions. I will work hard...do better job...I will try harder next time (for national award)," he said.