My declaration of love for Ranbir gets misconstrued: Deepika
Actor Deepika Padukone (left) says that when she professes her love for Ranbir Kapoor (inset), it often gets misconstrued.
“I don’t think you can define love... He said he loves me, I said I love him, it’s misconstrued and it’s stated very differently because love is not just one feeling. It’s a very layered emotion and feeling. It’s something which develops over time,” she says.
The 29-year-old actor, who was earlier in a relationship with Ranbir, adds, “It’s not one dimensional that ‘Oh, I love him!’ means only one thing. It comes from a place of honesty, respect and being protective of one another.”
Ranbir, 33, said the two have made their individual identity and are not trying to sell their personal history.
“Deepika and I started our journey in the film industry eight years ago. I think we have worked hard to make our individual identities... We try that individual people like our work. We are not trying to sell our personal life or history,” he says.
“We try to do our best on screen and hope the audiences like our work. It doesn’t affect our personal relationship,” he adds.
Deepika, who has worked with Ranbir in Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (2013) and Bachna Ae Haseeno (2008), said she respects the genuine friendship she has with the star.
“There’s much more that goes into a relationship than just chemistry. What we value and appreciate more is that we have a genuine friendship for life. That’s what we respect about each other the most.”