The romantic comedy Barfi revolves around a boy named Murphy, whom everyone calls Barfi. He is someone who is always ready with a prank, he is quite the charmer even though he can neither speak nor listen. Ranbir essays the role of a deaf and mute person and he excels with his intricate gestures and body language, which reminds one of Mr Beans and Charlie Chaplin.
Talking to PTI, Anurag Basu gushes that he has written the script of Barfi keeping Ranbir Kapoor in mind. The director said, "If Ranbir wouldn't have done this movie, I wouldn't have made it. I always had Ranbir in my mind for this role. Even on the day when I was writing the 10th page of the script."
Basu said, "Ranbir as a person is very spontaneous and naughty. His aura is such that I remember on the last day of shoot, Ranbir was bidding good bye to all by hugging them. I saw how everyone was feeling that moment. They were really feeling sad." The director added, "I don't know if it was RK or 'Barfi' who created that feeling in all."
However, the film Barfi is releasing on September 14. Actress Priyanka Chopra is playing an autistic character in the film. Tollywood actress Ileana D'Cruz is debuting in Bollywood with this film.