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HindustanTimes Tue,23 Sep 2014

I don’t want to talk about any relationship: Ranbir Kapoor

Shalvi Mangaokar, Hindustan Times  Mumbai, August 24, 2014
First Published: 12:41 IST(24/8/2014) | Last Updated: 12:50 IST(24/8/2014)

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.

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].

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