New Delhi, May 20 -- Ranveer Singh has had a history of link-ups with the reigning ladies in Bollywood, and this time, the actor has decided to clear the air on his rumoured current flame, Deepika Padukone.
His link-ups started early - the first came after his debut, Band Baaja Baraat (2010), with Anushka Sharma. Since then, with every subsequent release, he has been linked to almost all of his female co-stars.
Have you considered going public about your relationship with Deepika to put an end to speculation?
But we aren't seeing each other, so what's there to admit? We are close friends and I enjoy her company. We grew close over the course of our film (Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela) and, within the film circle, she is one of my closest friends. There's nothing more to it.
So there's nothing to hide?
Some people might assume that we are romantically involved, but we are not. As long as they (rumours) have no effect on our relationship, I am okay. And I think the comfort level we share when it comes to getting clicked together is testament to the fact that we have nothing to hide. There's nothing wrong in that, and that's why it doesn't bother me. It's a free country. People can jump to conclusions or jump off a building if they want (smiles).
Does this extra interest in your personal life ever bother you?
Not really. Given a choice between reading an article about me and reading my script, I would go for the latter. My focus is where it should be - on my work.
Apparently, your role in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Bajirao Mastani (BM) was first offered to Ranbir Kapoor.
Such things don't matter to me. I got a call, I heard the script, and I was on from the word go. After a film is made, no one cares who the film was first offered to.
Your next film is with (rumoured ex-girlfriend) Anushka Sharma. Are you looking forward to it?
We share a special chemistry. I haven't worked with her for a while, so, yes, I am very excited. Actually, I was waiting for the next opportunity to work with Anushka because she is among the best young actors.