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Ranbir Kapoor: Katrina is a very special part of my life

Last updated on: September 18, 2013 18:29 IST

Ranbir Kapoor: Katrina is a very special part of my life

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Ranbir Kapoor has learned how to conduct his love life the hard way.

After a much publicised relationship with costar Deepika Padukone ended on a rather acrimonious note, the Besharam actor knows better than discussing his love life with the media.

However, after pictures of him partying with Katrina -- his rumoured current flame -- in Ibiza found their way to India media in May this year, the actor is no more in denial mode.

His Ajab Prem Ki Gazab Kahaani costar holds a special place in his life but he does not want to end the mystery by talking about it in media.

"There is so much being said about my personal life. I don't want my life to become a reality show. Yes, Katrina is a very special part of my life," Ranbir told reporters recently.


Image: Katrina Kaif and Ranbir Kapoor at the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week in 2009
Photographs: Courtesy PR Pundit

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The actor, who previously dated Deepika, said he has learnt from his experience to not talk about his personal life.

"When you are going to marry someone, of course I would love the world to know about the person I love," he said.

The actor feels that there is a lot of judgement in the country about women and their relationships.

"I think you have to protect that. I will try and protect the mystery of what I have in my personal life," he said.


Image: Rabir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone at Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani promtoions
Photographs: Abhijit Mhamunkar

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'I am a star created by the media'

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The actor has no problems with what is being said and written about him as he feels that's it comes with the job.

"You can write anything about me... I may feel bad or good about it as you (media) have created me. I am a star created by the media; I can't have an opinion now. If I say something, there will be 20 different articles and point of views that'll bring negativity in my life. As of now I am happy on both professional and personal fronts," he said.

Reacting to the Ibiza photographs, Ranbir said had no issues with the pictures being published.

"When I was growing up, I was a fan of stars too and I liked reading about their lives. As an actor, you have to be prepared (for it)," he said.


Image: Ranbir Kapoor

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Earlier, Ranbir feels, a lot was being said about him and Deepika and now he has learnt to guard his personal life so that it doesn't take away from the work he does.

"When I was in a relationship earlier I spoke about it freely, so the spotlight went away from my work. All I want to say is I don't want my life to be a reality show. I have decided to take it this way," he said.

Furthermore, the actor said he can't stop people from talking about his personal life, but he wants to maintain a sanctity of it. The actor has also refuted reports of plans of getting engaged to Katrina on his birthday, September 28.

"There was a report that I am getting engaged on my birthday but there is no truth in that. This is another rumour," he said.


Image: Katrina Kaif and Ranbir Kapoor at the Ajab Prem... screening
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar

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When asked about his birthday plans, he said, "I hate celebrating my birthday. I feel there is so much pressure to have fun on your birthday. I go for dinner with my parents and friends come home, next day I am on a film set. This year I am on a film set so probably I will cut the cake with media people. Last year I was promoting a film."

On work front, Ranbir has interesting projects lined up like Abhinav Kashyap's Besharam, Anurag Kashyap's Bombay Velvet, Jagga Jasoos with Anurag Basu and a film each with Imtiaz Ali and Ayan Mukherjee.


Image: Ranbir Kapoor in Besharam


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