Ever since Imran Khan and Ranbir Kapoor co-hosted an awards function two years ago – and did a smashing job of it - numerous stories about the two have rolled out. While it all started as news of the two wanting to work together, over the last few months, there’ve been rumours about the bromance having gone sour.
But Khan, whose movie,
I Hate Luv Storys
, hits theatres this Friday, laughs, “Ranbir and I make for a good story. So either we are producing film, doing a film, or fighting, but essentially, when you get the two of us together in an article, it makes for a popular story.”
He finds negative reports about the two “strange”, and pegs them to sensationalism. Though there have been articles about how director Rahul Rawail’s wife found Khan’s fiancée, Avantika Malik, mocking
at a screening, he defends his wife-to-be.
“The fact is, if you want your name on the front page, you can just make up a juicy story about Ranbir and me,” he says. “Nothing of the sort happened at the screening. Also, Ranbir and I are upfront about each other’s movies. I always call him and tell him what I liked or didn’t like in his movie, and he does the same.”
“For example, after my movie,
, released, Ranbir called me and said, ‘Bro, that was bad,” Khan chuckles. “And I was like, ‘Yeah, I know, man.’ So, it’s that kind of a friendship. In fact, I keep telling him how I’m jealous of the fact that he’s a better dancer than I am. I have to rehearse, he doesn’t need to!”
The actor goes on to add that he’s looking forward to seeing Kapoor’s film,
. “I find Ranbir an exciting actor to watch. If given a choice, I’d watch his film over anyone else’s. And of course, any actor would like to work with such a talented colleague. So I would really like to work with him, but though we have exchanged a couple of ideas, nothing really good has come up so far.”