'It is hard for me to expose myself'

Last Updated 29 May 2013, 14:33 IST

At every event I go to people ask about Deepika and me. A lot is being said about my on-screen pairing with her but there’s lot more to Yeh Jawaani Hai Dewaani. We have worked hard and I hope audience gives us a chance to work again,” says Ranbir Kapoor, who clearly sounds tired of answering questions about his previous link-up with Deepika Padukone.

However, Ranbir could not avoid questions being thrown at him about his ex-flame.  For Ranbir, Deepika has become more unpredictable in the last four years. “Sometimes she is wild, sometimes she is sober, overall an unpredictable personality. But she is a great actress,” laughs Ranbir, who wants to work with her on
other projects too.

“I will definitely work with her if she has dates. She is super busy and just on the brink of superstardom – actually, she has already achieved that. I would definitely like to work with her because I had an amazing time during the YJHD shoot. I hope people continue to like us as an on-screen couple and producers come up with new proposals,” says Ranbir.  

Interestingly, Ranbir’s comments brought a look of surprise on Deepika’s face, who was also present along with the actor and other co-stars of the film, Aditya Roy Kapur and Kalki Koechlin at a press conference held for the film in the City.
As the release date inches closer, Ranbir says he is “extremely anxious and excited. I have a lot of expectations from the film because this is my second film with my friend Ayan (Mukerji). It’s an entertainer and an audience friendly film with love and friendship as its theme. Its songs have become popular too. Now, it’s up to the audience to decide,” says Ranbir.

Ranbir has reason to be nervous because he feels that he is more comfortable doing films like Barfi!, Rocket Singh – Salesman of the Year and Rockstar, rather than Anjaana Anjaani, Bachna Ae Haseeno and YJHD.

“For me, it’s easy to work in Barfi! and Rockstar because these characters have a certain prototype in the way they dress, talk and walk,” says Ranbir.  “These characters come out naturally and it is easy for me to hide behind them. But with films like Anjaana Anjaani or YJHD, you have to portray characters which are urban and light. Here, it becomes very hard for me to expose myself,” reveals Ranbir.

Interestingly, these films have come up with unique names for Ranbir’s characters like Jordan in Rockstar, Murphy/Barfi! in Barfi! and now Bunny in YHJD. “I have always believed an actor is always remembered by the character name all his life. So, I think these names remain in the audience’s memory. But I definitely don’t call my directors and tell them to name me ‘Browny’ or ‘Tommy’!”

(Published 29 May 2013, 14:33 IST)

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