Jim Sarbh is one of the finest actors of our country. He made his Bollywood debut with Neerja in 2016 and won praises for portraying the role of a terrorist with sheer brilliance. He won accolades for playing Sanjay Dutt's friend in this year's blockbuster Sanju too. In a recent interview with Hindustan Times, Jim talked about working with Ranbir Kapoor, why box office records are not important for him and much more.
Talking about the Kapoor scion, he said, "He's a great guy. I remember reading with him for the first time and finding him to be such a fresh, talented, reactive co-actor. As soon as he found out I played football, he invited me to play along with his team, the All Stars (Football Club), which I've been thoroughly enjoying since then. He's better than me, but I'm doing my best. Even in the film, I felt the same way; he's better than me. He understood and was perfectly entrenched in the world Raju sir was creating. As far as the actual person goes, he's the only star I've worked with who has invited me into his trailer for a meal."
When asked about how he felt being a part of Sanju, which broke all the box office records, he said, "It feels good to be able to work with a director and actors I've admired. When a film does well, everyone is usually happy and grateful, but for me, the impression the film leaves upon my mind is created during the process of filming; my memories are not a reflection of critics' reviews and box office figures."
After Sanju released, many blamed Rajkumar Hirani for trying to whitewash Sanjay Dutt's image through his movie. So when Jim Sarbh was asked about his opinion on the criticism the director received, he said, "A filmmaker gets to choose his world: there are infinite possibilities for how to represent someone, and Raju sir made his choice for what he believed would be the strongest film. If anyone disagrees, they should make a film representing their choice."