They had one of the most successful film of their career - Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani - together. While Bollywood actor Deepika Padukone is riding high on success of Piku, Ranbir Kapoor has had a bad run at the box office with three of his films, Besharam, Roy and Bombay Velvet biting the dust at the ticket windows. Deepika, however, claims her ex-flame's is a "huge star".
Speaking at a promotional event in Mumbai, Deepika Padukone said, "Ranbir is a huge star, we all know that. Everyone has their ups and downs through their careers. I don't think I am anyone to comment on what he has been through." Asked if she thinks her stardom would help Ranbir to overcome his low phase with Tamasha. She smiled and said: "I believe that everyone who comes on board contributes equally to the success or failure of the film. Ranbir is a huge star. Everyone has their ups and downs through their career. I don't think I am anyone to comment on what he has been through."
Ranbir and Deepika come together onscreen after three years with Imtiaz Ali's Tamasha.
While refusing to comment on Ranbir's work, Deepika spoke fondly of Tamasha, in directed by Imtiaz Ali: "Tamasha' is a very special film for all of us. We have all worked individually in a different capacity. I have done 'Love Aaj Kal' with Imtiaz; they both (Ranbir and Imtiaz) worked together in 'Rockstar'; Ranbir and I worked in in Bachna Ae Haseeno and Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani. Inspite of that, we all are very good friends and it was always a dream for me to work with this team."
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Talking about the expectation from the film, Deepika stated: "If it does well, we all will be equally responsible and if not, then also we all be equally responsible. Although both Deepika and Ranbir have worked with Tamasha director Imtiaz Ali in different films, this is the first time the two will be seen together in an Imtiaz's directorial. Deepika calls it "a special project".
The 29-year old actor said, "'Tamasha' is a very special film for all of us. We have all worked with each other individually in a different capacity. All three of us are very good friends and it was always a dream for me to work with this team. It's been a very special journey and very special film. If it does well, we all will be equally responsible and if not, then also we all be equally responsible."
The trailer of Tamasha will release on September 22, and the film itself will release on November 27. Meanwhile, Deepika is working on Ranveer Singh-Priyanka Chopra-starrer Bajirao Mastani. "Bajirao Mastani' has been extremely demanding physically, emotionally and mentally so much so that I have been completely cut off from every aspect of my life," she said.