MUMBAI: Ranbir Kapoor talks about working with ex-girlfriend Deepika Padukone.
Are you used to being referred to as a casanova?
I’m not used to it, I don’t like it and I don’t enjoy it. It’s something that stuck to me since my first film, mostly because I dated an actor and was open about it.
Are you trying to change it?
I don’t try to change it. The day I settle down and get married, I will lose the tag.
The action genre has made a comeback with films like Singham and Bodyguard. Why are you still in the romantic zone?
I don’t want to follow the herd. I believe some people are good at some things and hence, things work for them. That doesn’t mean that if south remakes are working, I’ll jump on the bandwagon and sign one.
You’re working with Deepika again. What are the dos and don’ts of working with an ex?
There are no dos and don’ts. Yes, Deepika and I come with our baggage because of our relationship and how heavily it was reported, but I think it’s our job as actors to work hard on our characters and make people forget about reality. We’re trying to make the film the love story of this generation.
What do you have to say about your reported cold war with Priyanka?
There is no cold war. Priyanka’s a darling and I’m extremely fond of her. We need to be more focused on the sets (of Barfee), because we’re playing serious characters, so we can’t come across as back-slapping buddies.
Published in The Express Tribune, November 21st, 2011.
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