Ranbir Kapoor will be the second Bollywood actor to speak at Yale University in the US, a year after Shah Rukh Khan addressed a packed house at the prestigious Ivy League school.
Ranbir, who is shooting for Abhinav Kashyap's Besharam currently, has been invited by Yale to be guest lecturer in April and is juggling his dates and shoot schedule to fit in the trip. Ranbir, considered one of Bollywood's finest young actors, has had praise and awards heaped on him for his last two film performances in Rockstar and Barfi!
Last year, Shah Rukh Khan was named a Chubb Fellow by Yale but his visit to the US began on a controversial note when he was detained and questioned for an hour and a half by immigration authorities at a New York airport. SRK was the only member of his travelling group, which included Nita Ambani, to be detained. They flew in by private plane.
SRK had also been detained in Newark Airport in 2009. When SRK finally arrived for his lecture at Yale, he joked: "We were detained at the airport as always. For one and a half hours. It was nice. It always happens when I come to America. Whenever I start feeling too arrogant about myself I take a trip to America".