Ranbir Kapoor, 31, is his usual self —calm and fun. No matter what question you throw at him — mostly about his love life — the actor doesn’t lose his cool. And while he won’t acknowledge being in a relationship in this interview, Ranbir does explain why he’s not interested in talking about his personal life.
Why don’t you just admit to your alleged relationship with Katrina Kaif?
That’s a heavy question. I’ve started becoming really afraid (of these questions). There’s so much of conjecture and misunderstanding; [what I say] is misconstrued. I feel there’s a time and place for everything.
Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif outing on Friday started in Santacruz and ended at Karan Johar’s residence in Bandra. Here, Ranbir and Katrina are seen leaving together. (Photo: Viral Bhayani)
And when is the right time?
When I’m married, I want to give my family and who I am that dignity. Right now, I just want to focus on my work. I don’t want to talk about any relationship — whether it’s my brother, sister, girlfriend or friend.
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But people talk and write a lot because you aren’t putting the speculations to rest.
How much do I contradict myself? I’m an actor, and am here to entertain people through my work. You can judge my movies, and say I’m a bad actor. But what I am in my real life, you can’t assassinate that. I’m trying to protect my personal life.
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How have your parents reacted to your relationships?
This ‘mama’s boy’ tag and stuff like my father has a problem or my mother has one… there is none. It’s like The Bold And The Beautiful — my life is [perceived to be] like a soap opera, and that’s not true. I’ve dated girls right from when I was in school, and I’ve always been open about it. There’s nothing that’s kept secret from my family. I don’t think I’m doing anything wrong, so why should I hide it? People should just stop bringing my parents [in between] my personal relationships and my life.
You’ve entered into a creative collaboration with an online digital music company. Tell us about it.
Saavn is not a brand endorsement for me; I’m a part of this family. It’s an application; it’s something that I used to access even before they approached me to be a part of [it].