Mumbai: Anil Kapoor is so impressed by his nephew Ranveer Singh’s performance in “Bajirao Mastani” that the superstar has compared his stint with Hollywood actor Russell Crowe’s in Oscar-winning film “Gladiator”.
Anil said Ranveer role as a Peshwa in the Sanjay Leela Bhansali-directed period drama was his best work of his career so far. “India’s answer to @russellcrowe from gladiator @RanveerOfficial!,” he posted on Twitter.
Ranveer, who shared screen space with Anil in Zoya Akhtar’s “Dil Dhadakne Do”, too thanked his uncle for his kind words.
“Thanks AK! Was hoping I could make you proud. Great seeing you last night… Congrats on winning the award for DDD!,” Ranveer tweeted.
“Gladiator”, an epic historical drama, starred Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen, Ralf M ller, Oliver Reed and Djimon Hounsou in prominent roles. The 2000 film was directed by Ridley Scott.