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.
— Jai Singh Rathore (@AnilKapoor) December 22, 2015
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.
Thanks AK! Was hoping I could make you proud 😇😇😇 great seeing you last night..Congrats on winning the award for DDD! https://t.co/xIoJ8X3HTT
— Ranveer Singh (@RanveerOfficial) December 22, 2015
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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