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Katrina on Ranbir, Deepika: People free to work with each other

bollywood Updated: Oct 31, 2015 11:17 IST
Katrina Kaif,Ranbir Kapoor,Deepika padukone
Bollywood actor Katrina Kaif during the opening ceremony of Jio MAMI 17th Mumbai Film Festival, in Mumbai on Thursday.(PTI)

Steering clear of commenting directly on the popularity of the pairing of her boyfriend Ranbir Kapoor and his ex-flame Deepika Padukone, actor Katrina Kaif says everybody is free to work with each other. Gossip mills were abuzz that the 32-year-old Phantom star was getting insecure of Ranbir-Deepika’s chemistry in their upcoming film, Tamasha.

The pair, who dated for a year, were first seen together on screen in Bachna Ae Haseeno (2008), followed by the 2014 blockbuster Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, which marked their first release post split.

Deepika Padukone and Ranbir Kapoor in a still from Tamasha.

An online survey has claimed that Ranbir-Deepika would be the industry’s next Shah Rukh Khan-Kajol, who are considered as an iconic on-screen couple. When asked what does she feel about it, Katrina said, “I am not a director, so I don’t look at actors like that. Everybody is free to work with each other.”

Read: Katrina Kaif insecure over Deepika-Ranbir chemistry?

The star was speaking at the opening ceremony of the 17th Jio MAMI Mumbai International Film Festival here. Katrina also shot down speculations that she would replace Priyanka Chopra in the upcoming third installment of Shah Rukh-starrer Don franchise.

Bollywood actors Hritik Roshan and Katrina Kaif along with Neeta Ambani, Sidharth Malhotra and Alia Bhat during the opening ceremony of 17th edition of Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival, in Mumbai on Thursday. (PTI)

“No nothing like that,” said the Ek Tha Tiger actor when asked about such reports. She is currently shooting for romantic-drama Baar Baar Dekho with actor Sidharth Malhotra. The movie is the directorial debut of Nitya Mehra, who earlier assisted actor-filmmaker Farhan Akhtar on Lakshya and Don.

“I am coming back after months of shooting in Scotland with Sidharth, so it feels great to be back in Mumbai.” She will be next seen in Abhishek Kapoor’s Fitoor.

First Published: Oct 31, 2015 10:40 IST