It isn’t easy to catch hold of
. He agrees he’s a recluse, and there’s no denying that it’s almost impossible to meet him unless he’s promoting his film. Now, with Bombay Velvet ready for release, Ranbir is available to talk, but he’s nervous and anxious. Here, he talks about girlfriend Katrina Kaif (L) and discusses his last two flops.
Do you think it’s time people gave you and your personal life a breather?
My relationship was a talking point because it was a new thing. People will get bored of us (Katrina and him), and then they will shift to someone else. This is show business … and it is fine. I used to get a little cheesed off because there was too much speculation, but now I don’t.
You’re collaborating with Katrina in your next. How is she as a co-star? Is it difficult to work together since you share a different personal equation.
She is really hard-working. Whatever she has achieved, people say it’s luck and all ... but for someone who came here without knowing a word of Hindi, and then went on to make a mark in the industry, it is really not an easy job. Even the kind of songs she does or her palette of films is very original. It’s a new energy and that energy just came with a lot of force, and that helped me in my career. She worked with me at a stage when I wasn’t a star (they worked together in Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani; 2009). She really propelled me to do better. Katrina is very ambitious. She is an achiever. She wants to grow as an actor, as a star. So yes, there are times when working with someone you know on a personal level is difficult, but I value her stardom and her contribution to our next. We both are here to do something good individually. We don’t come as a package.
Are you nervous about your next?
I am quite nervous. I didn’t feel it during the last few releases — Rockstar (2011), Barfi (2012), Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (2013) — because I was in a certain zone; I was working more. I think I am not working as much now, so I have more time to think about it. Also, my last film, Besharam (2013), was a big disaster. The perception is that I have two flop films behind me.