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   Interview : Ranbir Kapoor


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Be it for his slipping towel, his arm-candy Deepika Padukone or he being the fourth generation of the Kapoor khandan -the one-film old Ranbir Kapoor has become the new heart throb of Bollywood. Our correspondent jostled with media persons and fans to catch up with Ranbir when he breezed the city to promote his second film BACHNA AE HASEENO.

How different is BACHNA... from SAWAARIYA?
Both SAWAARIYA and BACHNA... are romantic films. But SAWAARIYA is solely a Sanjay Leela Bhansali's film. It was my first film and the best break I can ever dream of. But I am creatively more involved in BACHNA...

So you are playing a Casanova in the film romancing three heroines?
I don't play a Casanova in BACHNA... Instead I play a boy-next-door who falls in love with three girls at 3 different chapters of his life. First there is Bipasha Basu, then Minissha Lamba and finally with Deepika Padukone which is the longest and the most romantic one.

Just like in real life?

Don't you think people will rush to the theatres to see the two of you wooing each other?
Both of us have just started our career. We would appreciate if people talk about the film and our characters instead of linking our personal life with the romance on-screen.

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You have already inherited the 'lover-boy' image of your father Rishi Kapoor. Are you not going to try something else?

I can never be Rishi Kapoor ever. He is so spontaneous! Till date he has the capacity to woo all the ‘haseenas’ of Bollywood better than me. As for the lover-boy image, give me two more years and you will find me beating up twenty goons single-handedly.

Your first film was not a hit...
SAWAARIYA was not a commercially hit film. But I expect be a box office scorer.

How does it feel to become the Bollywood heartthrob just after the debut film?
Well, I never expected this kind of attention so early in my career. When people come to me for autographs, I feel like saying 'Wow!' I hope it continues forever.

Are you cool with newcomers like Imraan Khan and Neil Nitin Mukesh?
Absolutely. Why only two names- right from Amitabh Bachchan to Darsheel Saffary-Bollywood has never been so competitive till the last two years. Every day a new actor takes the reign. So see if I start worrying about these things, I will have a nervous breakdown.

There was news that your friendship with Sonam Kapoor broke off after your relationship with Deepika?
This is not the right moment to comment on this. But I will take that. Sonam and I are friends over the last five years. She is too special for me but we never had an affair. So why should our friendship break off because of Deepika. It's just that we are busy with our respective films and hence seldom get a chance to meet each other. But there is no negativity between us.

- Sreya Basu, TWF, Bollywood Trade News Network

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