The pairing of Deepika Padukone and Ranbir Kapoor in Ayan Mukerji’s next movie ‘Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani’ is one of the hottest topics in tinsel town.
It was just few months ago that Deepika Padukone had taken a dig at her ex boyfriend Ranbir Kapoor on Karan Johar’s show ‘Koffee with Karan’ along with Sonam Kapoor. But it seems like both Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone have gotten over that episode and have found a new respect for one another.
In a recent interview with a daily, Ranbir Kapoor said that he wished Deepika Padukone would remain a friend throughout his life.
“I understand how much baggage Deepika and I come with because everybody knows about our relationship. We need to get rid of the baggage. Deepika and I are in a positive place today. I wish that she is my friend all my life. She has moved on and so have I,” he said.
“But you can't cut off a person from your life because your relationship is not working. She has been a part of my life when I was growing up and we shared a beautiful relationship. I wouldn't like to stay away from her because we are not together,” he added.
When asked if he was offended by the comments made by his other ex friend, Sonam Kapoor, with whom he was very close during his ‘Saawariya’ days, he said, “I didn't feel that bad. I know Sonam since childhood and I will always be fond of her. She is a bit of a drama queen but I like her. If she doesn't find me sexy its okay, she has the courage to say that on a public platform.”
Ranbir Kapoor even came clear on the relationship he shares with Imran Khan.
“I respect him, he is a nice, mature person, but we have never been the best of friends. We all know each other Prateik, Shahid, me, Imran. Trying to pit us against each other is exaggerated; it is fun because it drives us both to work hard. We are expected to take the legacy of the Khans forward, and that's a big responsibility,” he said.
“I want my films to do as well as the Khans' films, may be I am thinking too big, but they have been here for 25 years. It takes time to achieve that, but I know I will do that, I want to achieve greater heights,” he added.