Bollywood actor Ranbir Kapoor has
denied reports that his mother being the reason behind his
split with actress Deepika Padukone, claiming it was their own
Ranbir, 30, and Deepika, 27, began dating when they met on
the sets of Bachna Ae Haseeno in 2008 and the couple split
after a year.
"It's an issue between two individuals, but people work on
several theories and then disturb things. My mother loves me a
lot and wants me to live my own life. My mother is also very
fond of Deepika. So, at least this was not the reason for the
split. I want to clarify, my mother was not the reason for the
break-up," Ranbir said on Rajat Sharma's TV show Aap Ki
There were reports that the actor broke-up with the
Cocktail star because Ranbir's mother Neetu Kapoor did not
approve of their relationship.
Ranbir attended the show to promote his latest release
Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani alongwith co-star Deepika.
However, the actress says that despite their break-up
Ranbir continues to be one of her good friends who gives his
feedback on her performances.
"We have been friends since our break-up and shall
continue to remain friends," Deepika added.
In the Ayan Mukherji directed film, which hit theatres today,
Ranbir is seen doing some similar dance steps as his uncle
Shammi Kapoor in Badtameez Dil.
On being compared with the late Junglee star, Ranbir
said, "Let me tell you a big secret. Shammi Kapoor was
technically not a good dancer. His steps were wrong, but his
greatness was that he brought wonderful expressions while
dancing, whether romancing or enjoying himself on screen. I
never tried to copy his style. People say there is some shadow
of Shammi Kapoor on my dancing because of my family, but I've
never copied him."
Ranbir also expressed his desire to work with three Khans
- Shah Rukh, Salman and Aamir - in a film.
"Even if they just stand behind my sofa, with me in front,
that film would be runaway hit," he said.
The show will be aired on June 1.