I’m not seeing Deepika:Ranbir Kapoor

12 06 2010

Ranbir Kapoor squashes the Deepika–Katrina rumours and still believes in the old-fashioned concept of love. Filmfare gets the real picture

All the A-list directors want to work with you. Does that give you a kick?
I believe that you have to be the right person at the right time in the movies. I guess today these filmmakers are writing subjects for younger heroes. They’ve worked with all the superstars who are in a particular age bracket. Now they probably want to explore ideas or want to tell stories which need younger actors. Today of course, you have Shahid Kapoor, Imran Khan, Harman Baweja and Prateik. They have quite a choice. I just feel that I’m the right guy at the right time. I’m humbled that such good filmmakers want to work with me, that slowly I am ticking off from my list the names of filmmakers I aspired to work with. It only makes me greedy to want to do better and bigger stuff in the future.

 Coming to your personal life, talk is that Deepika Padukone and you are back together.
No. Deepika and I shared a lovely relationship. Everyone knows we’re not in a relationship anymore. There’s no negativity between us. Deepika, I’ve always maintained, is one of the most amazing girls I’ve met. She’s a good person, a great talent, she works hard and she comes from a good family. And the respect I have for her, she has for me. We have common friends, sometimes when we go out we bump into each other. If she does good work in a movie, I’ll call her up and tell her, she calls me for her movie trials, I do the same. It’s a relationship I’ve made for life. If I’m not in a boyfriend-girlfriend relationship with her, we’re definitely friends. And I’d like to maintain that all my life.

 Even after the two of you broke up, you’ve kept in touch, right?
Of course. You have to be mature and deal with these things as sensitively as possible. In the end, she’ll always get more flak than the guy. That’s the unfairness of this society.  So you need to be sensitive. And when things are fine, when the troubled waters under the bridge have calmed down, you can start a friendship with your ex. It’s possible.

 You’re being linked to Katrina Kaif and Priyanka Chopra these days…
I’ve always been open whenever anyone has asked me whether I’m in a relationship. And now when I say I’m not in a relationship you should respect that. Katrina and I have done two films (Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani and Raajneeti) together. Our first film together was a big hit, so people regard us as this hit onscreen couple. But if tomorrow we have a flop, people will not cast us together. It’s as simple.

 People are whispering about Priyanka chopra and you too.
Priyanka and I have just completed  Anjaana Anjaani. She’s a great actress, we all know that. She is a very good person and we really gelled. When I work in a movie, I don’t say I won’t be friendly with my co-star because I don’t want to deal with stories of linkups. I want a happy atmosphere on the sets. I want the atmosphere to be such that we just sit and talk about the movie we’re doing or about life. Just because you’re friendly with someone you’re spending a hundred days on the sets with, doesn’t mean you’re having a physical or an emotional relationship with that person. They are just two colleagues who are hanging together, discussing life and discussing movies.

 Have you ever cheated in a relationship?
No, never. And I don’t think I ever will. That’s something I’ll never do. It also depends on what kind of a relationship you are in. Sometimes two people don’t end a relationship because they are in a comfort zone. They just go on. Then someone comes along and it’s alleged that that person is the reason for their breaking up. But that third person only got noticed because things between the two of them were not working. If they were then they would not notice anyone else. No third person can break a relationship. If a relationship is working nothing can break it

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Ranbir goes shirtless!

10 06 2010

If anyone spotted this hottie walking around shirtless on the streets of Delhi… don’t blame the poor lad.

Reason it with the lovely ladies instead. Recently, when Ranbir Kapoor was in the capital city to promote his latest release, the crowds (read: the women) were quite uncontrollable. Well, hysterical, to be more correct.

Apparently, they reached out for Ranbir and almost managed to rip apart his shirt, and a few buttons went missing too. While he didn’t look too perturbed by this frenzy, he was whisked away well in time to a much safer ‘lady-less’ zone.

We think this boy is used to a lot more female attention and this wasn’t too hot to handle. Was it, RK?





Shammi uncles a kid: Ranbir Kapoor

23 05 2010
Veteran actor Shammi Kapoor is a favourite among audiences for his jolly acting and crazy dance moves and guess what, the septuagenarian is still a kid at heart, says family member Ranbir Kapoor.
“Shammi Kapoor had a style of his own. His style was different and unique. After so many years, he is still a kid. Recently he has seen a lot of downfall due to bad health but he has not lost his zest for life,” said Ranbir, who is the grandson of Shammi Kapoor’s late brother, Raj Kapoor.

“He still drives his own car and takes his wife to Paris for holidays. He’ll be remembered forever,” he said.





I’m not dating Deepika:Ranbir Kapoor

20 05 2010

His ‘secret affairs’ provide instant fodder to rumourmongers. Even if he chats with some actress, that becomes news. However, the reticent (by his own admission) Ranbir Kapoor says he cares two hoots about what’s being written about him. He simply loves to work, and that’s what his priorities are. His ‘baby’ looks, as predicted earlier, never created any hurdle in his growth as a mature performer, something that his next, Rajneeti will prove, he says. In a candid conversation Ranbir speaks about many things including khap panchayats overstepping their limits and honour killings…

Are you again back with Deepika Padukone?
Who says so? I am here to work. What keeps me moving is good roles. And that’s what I have learnt after working in the industry. All these link ups, gossips are of no value till the time you prove your might. To be frank, I am not dating anyone.

How do you react when something is written about your so-called affairs?
I don’t believe in banging my head against the wall. Rather than making noise and trying to justify myself, I try to be keep quiet. That’s the best way to answer these rumours. Also, what matters the most today is how you act maturely and handle the situation. With the media, it’s a give and take relation, but the problem arises when they take advantage of your silence.

So, you have matured…
Yes, I think so. My perceptions have changed. Now, when I think about 2007, when I did Saawariya, I laugh. I mean when you are new in the industry you don’t know the reality. You grow up gradually and then you get to know so many things.

Don’t you get bugged at times?
Yes, I do, but can’t help it. I think it’s like paying a price of being a celebrity. Also, I can’t figure out why anyone wants to get personal. Even we are human beings and we also love our privacy. But continuous pressure leaves us with no option but to react harshly.

Are you making a mention of Hrithik’s recent fight with media?
He’s not to be blamed. I think he lost his cool because he must have felt harassed.

Are you getting mature roles as well?
Yes, I am. Rajneeti belongs to the serious genre. I play a young lad who is left with no option but to try politics. Also, in the movie Rockstar by Imitaz Ali and another with Mani Ratnam, I am doing different and mature roles.

Are you still taking tips from your dad?
He has been a great help. It’s only because of my parents that I have been able to differentiate between what’s right and what’s wrong. I keep them in the loop and consult them before doing a movie.

What according to you is love?
It’s a wonderful feeling. I think it’s something out of the world. It gives you courage as well. I think each one has a different perception, but for me it’s pious.

Did you hear about the honour killings happening, particularly the one that took place in Punjab?
Yes, I have been reading about it. I think it’s bizarre. How can one kill his/her own daughter or son? Love is not shackled in any social diktats or cultural mores. I think there has to be strict laws to deal with such cases.

And what about Khap panchayats overstepping their limits?
I fail to understand why they have been given so much power. It’s not good, particularly for the society, which has changed so much.

Do you plan to enter politics?
No, not at all. I have learnt the finer nuances of politics while doing Rajneeti, but let it be on reel only. I don’t have any plans to pursue it in real life.

You had gone to vote as well…
Yes, and at that time I felt very content. I think we all are responsible citizens and when we have a right to choose our leaders, then why not. I am happy with the way young leaders have come up. I think the political scenario is undergoing a sea change.
~TOI





I knew Deepika through Ranbir, but now..:Sonam Kapoor

13 05 2010

Sonam Kapoor’s candour. In a recent interview, when asked about her equation with Deepika Padukone, she says, “I knew Deepika through Ranbir. I am not sure what equation I have with her now that they have broken up.There was potential for a friendship there but I guess our busy schedules got in the way.”

 Full marks for honesty, girl! Love you Sonam!!

Courtesy: Mid-Day.com





Ranbir-Anushka not to rock together!

21 04 2010

‘Rockstar’ is the next venture from the renowned director Imtiaz Ali (Yes! The same man who made that Shahid-Kareena rom-com ‘Jab We Met’). Ranbir Kapoor is the male protagonist of this film and Anushka Sharma had been picked by Imtiaz to play the lading female.

However, looks like, Anushka (who made her debut opposite Shahrukh ‘King’ Khan) isn’t destined to rock with Ranbir. Coz the buzz is that, Imtiaz’s shrewd eyes has spotted an obscured talent lurking in the fashion industry. Mumbai model Diana Penty has been roped in to play the female lead as Imtiaz thought a fresh face would suit the script better than a known face of Anushka.

A source from Mumbai Mirror says, “There were several rumours about the girl in Imtiaz Ali’s film. Imtiaz had almost finalised Anushka Sharma at one point of time.

However, Imtiaz eventually decided that he wanted a new girl for his film and has finally zeroed down on Diana Penty. Incidentally, Diana has also done an ad film for a mobile service provider with Ranbir and was in the news when she replaced Deepika as a cosmetic brand’s face.

The film is being produced by Ashtavinayaka who also made Jab We Met with Imtiaz. Rockstar is one of Imtiaz’s most ambitious projects.”

After the success and adulations that kissed his face, Imtiaz narrated the script of ‘Rockstar’ to Ranbir who instantly showed his thumbs up. And now, that the heroine has been finalised, the film is expected to go on the floors soon.





Ranbir Kapoor anti-Twitter :(

21 04 2010

Ranbir’s first and last tweet came some eight months ago and Ranbir says that the popularity of the website is a mystery to him. “It’s a mystery to me. I don’t want to tell people ‘I am eating now’, ‘Now I am walking to the bathroom’. I don’t understand the need to share these boring details of my daily routine with the whole world. I don’t think I am interested in Twitter that much,” said Ranbir Kapoor.

Ranbir says that he would prefer his work to speak for him instead of tweeting. “I prefer to let my work speak for myself and I like to communicate with my fans through the kind of films that I do,” said the actor.

Ranbir’s ex-girlfriend Deepika Padukone is a regular on Twitter and had recently met up with Shammi Kapoor for a coffee date after being invited by the veteran actor through the website.