Deepika Padukone: He cheated on me!

By Hindustan Times

New Delhi, Sept. 29 -- Deepika Padukone has broken her silence on the heartbreak she has faced in the past. In a candid interview to Verve magazine, the actor has confessed that her relationship ended because her boyfriend was 'unfaithful'.

It may be recalled that Deepika recently ended her relationship with actor Ranbir Kapoor amid rumours that Ranbir was seeing co-actor Katrina Kaif. Without naming Ranbir, Deepika, who still sports an RK tattoo at the nape of her neck, says, "For me, sex is not just about physicality; there are emotions involved. I have never cheated or strayed when I'm in a relationship. If I'm going to be fooling around, why would I be in a relationship? It's better to be single and have fun. But not everyone thinks like that. Maybe that's why I've been hurt in the past. The first time he cheated on me, I thought there was something wrong with the relationship, or me. But when someone makes a habit of it, you know the problem lies with him."

Making the revelation that she caught her cheating 'boyfriend' red-handed, Deepika adds, "Yet, I was foolish enough to give him a second chance because he begged and pleaded, despite the fact that everyone around me said he was still straying. I guess I really wanted to believe in him. Then I actually caught him red-handed. It took me a while to get out. But having done that, nothing can make me go back. That ship has sailed."

The popular actor betrays a hint of cynicism when she adds, "I give a lot in relationships, and don't really expect much in return. I know it is idealistic to expect that you will get as much as you give. It rarely happens, and I'm okay with that. But the man has to at least acknowledge the fact that I'm giving so much, and respect me for it."

The 24-year-old, who is now rumoured to be seeing UB Group's scion, Siddharth Mallya, hasn't given up on love. "I don't believe monogamy is impossible," she says. "And I'm willing to wait for however long it takes to find the right guy with the same values and beliefs. I never start seeing someone unless I think there is a real chance of it working out in the future, and I want a person like that. Someone like me, who is in it for the long haul."

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