Ranbir Kapoor’s recent films may have failed to do well at the box office but his girlfriend Katrina and ex flame Deepika, come to his defense and say that everyone has their ups and downs in their career and that the star is sure to bounce back
‘Ranbir will bounce back’
Ranbir Kapoor’s recent films may have failed to do well at the box office but his girlfriend, actress Katrina Kaif says the “dedicated, passionate and focused” actor is sure to bounce back. Ranbir is going through a rough patch in his career as his last few films – Besharam, Roy and Bombay Velvet failed to grab eyeballs. “His movies not doing well is a sad thing. But he gives his heart and soul for a film. I know it hurts and pains him deeply that maybe he is not able to live up to the expectations and satisfy his audience,” said Katrina. “He loves his audience, he wants people to love his films, he wants that acceptance from audience. So all this is painful,” she said. She added, “But as an actor, I haven’t seen anyone more passionate and focused about his work. It is just a matter of time. Every actor goes through ups and downs. I am sure with his passion, dedication and God’s blessing, things will change,” she said. After Phantom, the actress is now excited for Nitya Mehra’s film with Sidharth Malhotra, for which she has started shooting. The film titled Baar Baar Dekho is a love story, which happens over a period of time.
“Nitya’s film is an amazing love story. It is an idea that shocked me when I first heard it.
I have not seen or heard a film like this in long time,” she said. “Most of the love stories are of similar types, but this seemed new and exciting. There is lot of performance in it,” she added.
Sidharth had earlier revealed that they would go for prosthetics look for the film. Talking about it, Katrina says, “It (use of prosthetics look) is there for a small portion in a film. Like in Barfi when they (Ranbir and Priyanka) are growing old and dying so you won’t say it is a film using prosthetics. There is a very small portion (growing old) that comes towards the end of the film,” she said. Baar Baar Dekho and it marks the directorial debut of Nitya.
It will release in 2016.
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 unlike Ranbir.
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. 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.”