Actor Ranveer Singh says that rumours of him and actress Deepika Padukone being in a relationship are abuzz because they hang out together.
"No (there is nothing between us). She is a very special person in my life and a very close friend. She is one of the most wonderful people I have met. I have great amount of admiration and respect for her as an artist and as a professional. That's it," Ranveer told PTI in an interview.
Rumours of the two dating each other had started making rounds of Bollywood after they were paired opposite each other in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's romantic drama Ram-Leela.
However, Ranveer and Deepika have never acknowledged that they are in a relationship. (Also Read: Ranveer grew closer to Deepika on sets of Ram-Leela)
The actor said he is completely into his work and does not keep a tab on tabloid news.
"I am completely immersed in my work. I don't subscribe to tabloids. I go on with my daily life and am completely devoted to my work," he added.
Ranveer doesn't seem to be okay with the two of them being called a 'couple'.
"I think people are jumping the gun. I think it is very presumptuous of people to assume that two people are romantically involved if they are seen going out together. I don't think that is correct judgement," he said.
But he also does not feel the need of any sort of clarification.
Ranveer, who recently joined social networking website Facebook, says, "I don't intend to use this social media platform to refute anything. I want to stay connected with my fans and I love them, that is why I am on social media," he added.
Ranveer-Deepika will again be seen together in Bhansali's magnum opus project Bajirao Mastani. Ranveer is also doing a small role in Homi Adjania's upcoming film Finding Fanny Fernandes, which has Deepika in the lead.