Ranbir-Deepika: No hurry to sign films togetherSep 4, 2008 Subhash K Jha
Mumbai, Sep 5 (IANS) After "Bachna Ae Haseeno" three big directors are trying to cast real life couple Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone together, but the pair is reluctant.
"We decided to be open about our relationship and lived to regret it because the more open we were the more our honesty was misconstrued. Our right to privacy was completely disregarded. So we've decided to be less public about our relationship. And we don't need to do films together to prove anything," Deepika told IANS.
Ranbir debuted with "Saawariya" and Deepika forayed into films with "Om Shanti Om" last year. "Bachna Ae Haseeno" was the second film for both.
The directors who have offered them films together include Anees Bazmi, who is taking a break from Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif after "Welcome" and "Singh Is Kinng", David Dhawan and Rajkumar Santoshi.
Santoshi is already doing a film with Ranbir. It is titled "Ajab Prem Ki Gazab Kahani" and Katrina is playing the female lead in it.
But Ranbir and Deepika are not showing any interest in doing films together after seeing what happened to Kareena Kapoor and Shahid Kapur in all their films until their break-up. The two were seen together in films like "Fida" and "36 China Town" before their break-up, but both the films bombed.
However their "Jab We Met", which came after the two separated, was a huge success.
Recently Kareena featured with her current boyfriend Saif Ali Khan in "Tashan" and that bombed too.
"They've definitely been offered films by Bazmi, Dhawan and Santoshi and are considering taking up at least one of these. But Ranbir-Deepika are in no hurry to sign films together. Not after seeing what happened to Kareena and Shahid in all their films until their break-up and recently to Kareena and Saif Ali Khan in 'Tashan'," said a source.
"Ranbir-Deepika know the public gets satiated reading about real-life couples and seeing them constantly at events on television. The novelty factor is over. Deepika would rather be seen with Saif in Imtiaz Ali's film and Ranbir with Katrina and Konkona SenSharma in his forthcoming films rather than come together on screen repeatedly to entertain each other and bore the audience," added the source.
At the moment all the three major offers for Ranbir-Deepika are on hold.
"They might finally take up one of the offers. As for the much talked-about film by Ranbir's childhood friend Vicky Singh, that has three leading ladies in it and Deepika might or might not be one of them. And that project won't be shot until 2010. In fact, Ranbir hasn't even signed it as yet," a source said.
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