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Deepika Padukone and Ranbir Kapoor are exemplars of letting bygones be bygones and how to handle breakups being in a public eye, gracefully. For some, relationship does fade away, but the memories last for a lifetime. And to respect those cherishable memories, the estranged couples take the friendship route and share a warm camaraderie with each other. That’s where Ranbir and Deepika come into being! (Also Read: Karan Veer Mehra Reveals His 'It's Complicated' Relationship Status, Talks About Life After Divorce)
Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone have always been vocal about their relationship and breakup. At one point when Ranbir and Deepika were setting the bar high for relationship goals, post their breakup, they sizzled everyone with their on-screen chemistry and off-screen friendship. From walking on the ramp hand-in-hand, pulling each other’s legs in interviews, revealing secrets in media interactions, being proud of one another to staying in good terms with the other’s current partner, Ranbir and Deepika have taught everyone how to remain friends with ex-flames.
In a 2011 interview with Times Now, Ranbir Kapoor had talked about his relationship with Deepika Padukone, their breakup and how he had detached himself from his parents, Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Kapoor. Speaking about the hullabaloo made by the media post his breakup, Ranbir had said, "It bothered me because of the hoo-ha made around it. Yes, I was in a relationship with an actress who was talked about a lot. You know, I had just started out and working with these glamorous actresses, I was friendly with them. My relationship with that actress didn't work out, we broke up. But I think we were mature enough to deal with it in a right way. There was no complexity in the situation (Raita Phailana)."
Revealing what he will cherish from his relationship of one-and-a-half-years, Ranbir Kapoor had continued, "I feel I have grown as a person. I have spent one and a half year with that person and that person has only added to my growth. I will cherish that experience with her because I have learned so much about life, commitment. You value commitment even more from these relationships. But I am not a commitment phobic. I have really just not met that person who I really want to settle down with."
And then came a point where Ranbir couldn't suppress his emotions any longer that had been growing inside him like a tree. Elaborating on the same, Ranbir Kapoor had stated, "It's not that I an actor and I will lose my stardom if my marrry. If I find a girl who deeply I am in love with, I really want to marry because I just feel this deep void inside me that I don't have anybody to share things with. Not even with my mom." He had continued, "I don't know what happened and it's something which I am aware of it, I want to do something about it but me and my mother, for some reason, have grown a little bit apart, the connect what we had. She is one person who I love the most and I am sure she feels the same about me. But I have just been too detached. I don't know why." (Also Read: Shah Rukh Khan Advised His Daughter, Suhana Khan To Kick Any Guy Who Behaves Like 'Rahul' Or 'Raj')
Expressing his loneliness and that he wants to connect with his friends and family, Ranbir Kapoor was quoted as saying, "I am not expressing myself, hanging out with my friends, my parents, I am just too caught up with my work. It's not stardom because I am not enjoying it. I am aware of it and I feel very lonely. I need to connect with my parents, I need to share, I need to make them happy, I need to hear them out. But I am very conscious about it and I want to do something about it."
In a throwback interview with The Times Of India, when Deepika Padukone was asked if she is still in love with Ranbir Kapoor, she had retorted, “Of course I do. I don’t think that every feeling has to be broken down as I don’t believe that emotions are unidimensional anyway. Feelings and emotions are very layered. He is someone I have always loved and someone I will always be extremely possessive about and very protective about. When I read about him, when I see his work, good bad whatever it is, I have my own monologue that is going on in my head and which I do share with him. I might even pick up the phone and talk to him immediately. There was a phase he was going through where I felt that his behaviour had changed a bit (I didn’t know it was intentional or had he become that person or it was misinterpreted). But it bothered me a lot. We are not in each other’s lives to know whether the change was permanent or it was completely fabricated. But the point is the things about him that were being reported, I felt that I had the right to pick up the phone on him and tell him that what was going on was not correct. Similarly with his film, the minute I see his work, I will tell him. Likewise, he will see my films and tell me what he liked and what he didn’t like. I can pick up the phone on him and say that why did you do Besharam. Of course, we are individual people at the end of the day and will still do what we have to do, but we have that comfort with each other where we can say that to each other.”
To the same question, Ranbir Kapoor had replied, “Yes of course. The amount of love I have for Deepika is like family. It’s very warm, it’s about care, about being proud of her. The facet of love, care and respect has changed but changed for the better. It’s not your immature I love her kind of feeling. It’s mature and that’s come with age. Also, we have both positively moved on with our lives.” (Also Read: Samantha Akkineni Reveals Who Brings Colour To Her Life And It Is Not Her Hubby, Naga Chaitanya)
Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone have moved on in their individual lives, and while she is happily married to Ranveer Singh, he too is in love with Alia Bhatt. And the best part is that all four love to hang out with each other. Goals, isn’t it?