Sanjay Leela Bhansali used to beat and torture me, Ranbir Kapoor

Actor Ranbir Kapoor, who is currently basking in the success of his latest flick ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’, has made some shocking revelations about his first director Sanjay Leela Bhansali, who launched him with ‘Saawariya’ in 2007.

It is well known that Ranbir had begun his Bollywood journey as an assistant director and had assisted Bhansali on Amitabh Bachchan and Rani Mukherji starrer ‘Black’. The ‘Rockstar’ actor revealed that Bhansali used to beat and torture him on the sets of the film so much that he had to quit his work.

In a candid interview with Neha Dhupia on her audio chat show #NoFilterNeha, Ranbir said, "He was a hard task-master and I was kneeling down on set, he was beating me. After a point, it got so heavy and I felt so tortured that I had to quit the film at a point. I think it was like 10 or 11 months into my job and I am like 'listen I can't do this, it's getting to me'.”

“I think I am too sensitive and emotional and he got to know me so well and he kind of kept poking into that. He got too much, went crazy as far as I was concerned," Bollywoodlife quoted Ranbir as saying on the show.

However, Ranbir has no ill-feeling towards the maverick director because of this, rather he considers Bhansali as his best teacher as far as acting is concerned.

"Having said that, I think all my performances that I do in cinema, it all comes from that experience, from him. He was a true teacher in that sense. He taught me everything in terms of acting and emotions and stuff like that," he added.