Sanjay Leela Bhansali used to beat Ranbir on the set! Actor revealed after 9 years – used to torture him

Ronit Kawale
Ronit Kawale - Senior Editor
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Ranbir Kapoor is one of the most famous actors of Bollywood at present. He is currently shooting for his film, Nitesh Tiwari's Ramayan, which will release in 2027. Apart from this, Ranbir has the second parts of Ayan Mukherjee's 'Brahmastra' and Sandeep Reddy Vanga's 'Animal Park'. Amidst all this, an old interview of Ranbir went viral on social media, in which he talked about the misbehavior with him by 'Hiramandi' director Sanjay Leela Bhansali during the shooting of Ranbir's first film. Ranbir Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor made their Bollywood debut with Sanjay Leela Bhansali's film 'Saawariya' released in 2007. However, much later, when Ranbir appeared on Neha Dhupia's podcast 'No Filter Neha' in 2016, he opened up about himself. He shared his experience of working with Sanjay Leela Bhansali during the shooting of his first film. Ranbir told how Sanjay had beaten him so much on the sets of the film that once he felt extremely tortured and wanted to leave the film.

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Sanjay Leela Bhansali used to beat Ranbir

Ranbir said, he was a strict task-master and I used to sit on my knees on the set, he used to beat me… After a time it increased so much and I felt so tortured that at a time I had to Felt that I would have to leave the film. I think I was in my job for 10 or 11 months and I was like, 'Listen, I can't do this, it's taking a toll on me.'

Ranbir learned a lesson

In the same conversation, the actor also revealed that Sanjay might have understood his sensitive and emotional part, but still Sanjay kept bothering him about it. Ranbir said that at one time during the shooting the filmmakers were behaving like crazy. However, Ranbir revealed that Sanjay's beating was just like the old school teacher who taught him everything about acting.

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People reacted to Bhansali's mood

As soon as Ranbir and Neha's chat interview surfaced on the Reddit platform, netizens started reacting to it. A social media user wrote, 'He has issues. It feels horrible to work for him. You don't need to abuse people to get the best out of them', another said, 'It's not a big deal because Richa said he breaks your ego. It may seem disrespectful. It's understandable why they still like Salman so much. One said, 'He abused Richa and threw a microphone at her because she wasn't quitting.'

There were reports of dating with Sonam

As soon as Sonam and Ranbir worked together in their film 'Saawariya', rumors started doing the rounds in the media that they were dating. Years later, when Sonam appeared on the chat show 'Koffee with Karan', Karan asked her to rank in order of 'sex appeal' – Ranbir Kapoor, Imran Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, Hrithik Roshan and John Abraham. On this the actress told that she will keep Ranbir at number five. Revealing the reason behind this, the actress said that Ranbir is a great actor but not sexy.

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