Actor Ranbir Kapoor says Katrina Kaif holds a special place in his life but he does not want to end the mystery by talking about it in media.
After the photographs showing Ranbir holidaying with Katrina went viral, the actor is no more in denial mode.
"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 PTI.
The actor, who previously dated Deepika Padukone, 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.
Ranbir has no problems with what is being said and written about him as he feels that's the part and parcel of the industry.
"You can write anything about me... I may feel bad or good about it as you (media) have created me. I am a media created star. I can't have an opinion now. If I say something there will be 20 different articles and point of views which will again bring negativity in my life. As of now I am happy in my life professionally and personally," he said.
Reacting to the recent photos of him and Katrina, Ranbir said has no issues with those being published.
"I am actor and when I was growing up I had a favourite actor. I also liked reading about their lives. As an actor you have to be prepared (for it)," he pointed out.
Earlier, Ranbir felt a lot was being said about him and Deepika and now he has learnt to guard his personal life as that takes 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.
Ranbir 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 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.
When asked how he is planning to celebrate his birthday, he said, "I hate celebrating my birthday. I feel there is so much of pressure that if it is your birthday so it has to be special. I go for dinner with my parents and friends come home, next day I am on 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 like Abhinav Kashyap's 'Besharam', Anurag Kashyap's 'Bombay Velvet', 'Jagga Jasoos' with Anurag Basu and a film with Imtiaz Ali and Ayan Mukherjee.