Deepika Padukone and Ranbir Kapoor have had a rollercoaster relationship. After the couple spilt up, they managed the near-impossible and remained good friends; and even went on to star in the 2013 blockbuster, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani. Since then, Deepika has continued to scale new peaks but Ranbir’s choice of films has been questioned and he has delivered duds like Besharam and Bombay Velvet.
Now the two hot young stars will be seen together once again in Imtiaz Ali’s Tamasha; and if anyone makes a reference to Ranbir’s current need for a hit, Deepika springs like a tigress to his defense.
“We all know that Ranbir is a huge star … everyone has their ups and downs in their career. I am nobody to comment on what he has been through,” the actress said earnestly at a recent event where she launched an app for Axis Bank. She insisted, “If the film does well or if it doesn’t, we all will be equally responsible.”
Deepika is all enthusiasm for the film. She pointed out: “Ranbir, Imtiaz and I have all worked with each other individually in different capacities. Imtiaz directed me in Love Aaj Kal while he directed Ranbir in Rockstar. And of course, Ranbir and I have done Bachna Ae Haseeno and Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani together. We are all very good friends and it’s a dream to be directed by Imtiaz and to be working with Ranbir in the same film. I am so happy it has finally happened.”
Deepika is going to close the year with a bang - Tamasha releases on November 27 while Bajirao Mastani hits theatres on December 18.
No wonder an overworked Deepika said she didn’t know much about the film’s marketing and promotion plans. She says, “I am cut off of what is happening outside since Bajirao Mastani is extremely draining -- physically, mentally and emotionally.”