Having accepted the fact that rumours about his private life are "part and parcel" of the film industry, Barfi! star Ranbir Kapoor maintained that he would stay away from social-networking sites to shield his off-screen life.
"My personal life should be on guard. I will not keep it open. I am not on any social networking sites and I won't be there also," Ranbir told reporters at a promotional event here for his forthcoming film Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani.
Directed by Ayan Mukerji, the movie, coming out on May 31, is produced by Dharma Productions and stars Ranbir's former girlfriend Deepika Padukone along with Kalki Koechlin and Aditya Roy Kapur.
"I work very hard as an actor and I try roles so that my character entertains the public. I once felt awkward and bad with such questions (about personal life). Now I have understood it's part and parcel of our film industry," he said.
After dating each other for a couple of years, Ranbir and Deepika broke up. They are coming together on the big screen after five years with Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani.
"We work individually as actors. So Deepika and I had no problem working together," said Ranbir, who worked with Deepika in the 2008 romantic movie Bachna Ae Haseeno.