22/12/2015 2:18 PM IST | Updated 29/08/2016 9:00 PM IST

'Bajirao Mastani' Reminded Anil Kapoor Of 'Gladiator'

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Indian Bollywood actors Anil Kapoor (R) and Ranveer Singh pose during the trailer showing of upcoming Hindi comedy-drama film 'Dil Dhadakne Do' directed by Zoya Akhtar and produced by Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani in Mumbai on April 15, 2015. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)

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 (2000).

Anil said Ranveer's 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.

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