Ranbir Kapoor’s Rockstar Director In A Dilemma Whether Or Not To Kill Ranbir’s Character
Director Imtiaz Ali is in a dilemma whether or not to kill the character of Ranbir Kapoor in the movie Rockstar. The movie is a rock version of Devdas.
In the movie Ranbir in love with a woman who does not respond to his feelings and later he comes across Nargis Fakhri whose character is based on Devdas’ Paro but she is modern.
A source said, "The script's climax originally has Ranbir's character performing on stage and dying while doing so. It is meant to encapsulate Devdas through the self-destructive rockstar. However, Ranbir has a very youthful, very hip and trendy image and there is a line of thought about how Ranbir's target audience will react to his first-ever screen death."
The source added, "Basically Rockstar is a rock version of Devdas. The hero is an arrogant but sensitive soul who feels his life as an artiste is incomplete without love. He decides to fall in love, just to enhance his repertoire of emotions as a musician. However, the problem arises when Ranbir's character conditions himself to fall in love as an emotion-enhancing device and ends up actually in love, never to get back on his feet again."