Ranbir Kapoor’s former lady love Deepika Padukone is quick to defend the actor on his box office failures, saying he always delivers his best because his heart lies in his work.
Ranbir’s past few films, including Besharam, Roy and Bombay Velvet failed to entertain or grip the audience despite his talent and charm.
While Ranbir admits he has the desire to “prove” himself “again”, Deepika says “there’s nothing to prove” when it comes to an actor as talented as him.
“Every individual goes through ups and downs. The intention is never to make a flop film… I haven’t come across anyone more passionate about films and acting. The intention is always in the right direction, his heart is in the right place,” Deepika said.
She added: “It’s just that sometime and somewhere the execution goes wrong, sometimes maybe the way the script is interpreted by a director doesn’t work, or maybe sometimes the story is not relevant at a certain point.
“So for various reasons, a film may not click at one point. For that, you can’t question his intention or talent. He should be given a fair chance… irrespective of anything.”
The duo, whose onscreen chemistry has oft been compared to the popularity of Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol, have teamed up for the third time for Tamasha. Earlier they have starred in Bachna Ae Haseeno and Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani.
‘The next SRK-Kajol’
Ranbir and Deepika’s on-screen chemistry has often been compared to Shah Rukh-Kajol’s and the Barfi! Actor says he and his ex-girlfriend would love to star in Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, if it is ever made again.
Recently, an online survey declared Ranbir-Deepika the next SRK-Kajol.
Ranbir, 33, feels the comparison to the couple, who he and Deepika “look up to”, is proof of the actor’s and his Tamasha co-star’s popularity.
“I hope that we reciprocate in the kind of films we do – with Tamasha which is a very special film,” Ranbir said.