Ranbir: Marriage is not on my mind yet

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Mumbai, Aug. 22 -- Ever since Ranbir Kapoor hinted that he may be dating Alia Bhatt, news outlets as well as social media have gone into overdrive with conjecture and stories. 

But the Kapoor scion is clear that he doesn't want to make a spectacle of it. "It's something beautiful, sacred and really important," says the Sanju actor, as he opens up about Alia, being considered a Casanova, and more.

Your relationship with Alia is a hot topic right now. You must be aware of that?

Honestly, I am not playing hide-and-seek. I am in a happy, positive and beautiful phase of my life. But you can talk about your personal life only to a degree. Otherwise, it becomes the forerunner of your life and work takes a back seat. Surely, there is always excitement to know about someone's personal life. But you want to give the relationship respect so that people don't malign it in a gossipy way. It is something beautiful, sacred and really important to you, so you want to deal with it in a nice manner.

At this point in your life and career, do you feel more settled in this new relationship?

I've said this before: it's very new right now, so it would be presumptuous to say anything about it or judge it. On the other hand, as I team up with her in Brahmastra, I know that Alia is at a superlative level in terms of her talent. The kind of dedication and love she has for her work is inspiring. For her, work comes first. After working for 10 years, I may have felt a little jaded or tired, but when you look at her commitment, it rejuvenates you and makes you want to do better.

How do you see your working partnership with her?

I really hope that I have the opportunity in Brahmastra to make a great cinematic couple with Alia and do good work with her, because here is an actor who can add a lot to you [as an artist]. I'm excited and looking forward to the creative collaboration, and we've that opportunity in Ayan's (Mukerji; director) film.

There's the perception that Ranbir is a Casanova. What do you think about that?

You rightly called it a 'perception'. I'm not affected by it as long as it doesn't interfere with my work. I want people to like me not just as an actor, but as a person, too. Sometimes, things are reported correctly and sometimes they're not. I am not on social media and I don't believe in clarifications and in portraying myself in a certain way. Yes, I have made a lot of mistakes and have also done some good But sometimes, mistakes are highlighted and not your goodness, but that's fine because it part and parcel of sho business.

Do you think you have matur vis-a-vis such topics?

I am older now and wiser, too. I realise the value of human relationships, and I am not just talking about a partner, parents, friends or directors, but whoever is in your orbit [at that particular point]. I also realise the value of heartbreak as well as the hurt. I am not saying that I have reached a point where I know everything. It's a constant struggle and you have to keep evolving as a person to be better, and that's what I want to be. I want to be a good person, I'd like to do good work, get married, have children and die happy.

So, in short, life's beautiful for you right now?

Yes, it is (laughs). Although there are lot of conflicts, bad omens and not-so-good things happening around us, you should never forget that life is beautiful. Everyone should ve that, because there is uch you can do with your fe, and there is so much to be grateful for. Talking about myself, not many get to do what they love. But I am fortunate to be in the space that I am in and have the opportunities that I am getting. Be it my family, partner, or friends, I am grateful for all of them. I truly hope that everybody - somewhere in their life - finds their peace of mind, true relationships, and lets go of the negativity around them.