So self-conscious has Ranbir become of his image of the wild lover-boy that he has decided to now gravitate to the other end “That isn't me that's being written about. I've had enough. I just want to withdraw from the limelight completely for sometime," Says bollywoods blue eyed boy. The actor is currently busy shooting for Imtiaz Ali's "Rockstar" with half Czech-half Pakistani model Nargis Fakhri.
"More than himself Ranbir is embarrassed because of his parents. He can take any kind of flak or rumour. But if his parents get affected, he reacts. And now Ranbir has had enough. He won't take the Casanova image lying down. Ranbir is specially cheesed off by the rumours about Nargis. He has never treated her as anything more than a co-star. Ranbir goes out with her, yes, but only in a group with his other friends." Explains Ranbir's friend.
For someone like Ranbir who is at the prime of his youth and career, such kinds of occurrences are something he is coming to terms with. Sources close to the Kapoor lad say that the only time his bonding with Katrina was affected was when he started getting too close to his Rock Star co-star Nargis Fakhri. Apparently during the making of the film, Ranbir had taken a big fancy to her and all the time they were shooting together finally led to a definite proximity between them.
The friend says there's a valid reason for why Ranbir was seen with Nargis at a movie recently. "Nargis is under an exclusive contract with Asthvinayak the producers of 'Rockstar'. She can't be seen at public events or at social gatherings with people outside her 'Rockstar' team. Her most logical instinct is to hang around with her 'Rockstar' co-star Ranbir and his friends," said the friend.
The actor entered filmdom just four years ago with "Saawariya" and has featured in hits like "Wake Up! Sid", "Raajneeti" and "Bachna Aae Haseeno".Ranbir's friends feels the image of the womanizer is being carried to the extreme and being planted by "vested interests" only to show that the actor is not as serious about his work as his colleagues.
According to the friend, the last straw was Ranbir's link-up with Anushka. After this rumour broke out, Ranbir's father Rishi Kapoor finally asked his son to do something about the endless gossip.
Tongues were set wagging when Ranbir and Anushka were spotted having dinner along with friends at an uptown Mumbai joint. Reports suggested that Ranbir was keen to have Anushka as his heroine in Ayan Mukerji's upcoming film. So far, the buzz doing the round was
that Ayan will reunite Ranbir with his ex-flame Deepika in the film.
They might be cast together in an upcoming Yash Raj project as well.
However, industry insiders say their bond seems more than just professional, now. On her part, Anushka had said on Johar's talk show that Ranbir is one actor she would love to date."After his break-up with Katrina, Ranbir has been a free bird. There is no harm if he starts seeing Anushka," Say’s an industry insider.
Laughed the friend, "Isn't she seeing Ranveer Singh? Why would Ranbir cosy up to someone else's girl? It was reported that he was with Anushka in the backseat of their car. Wrong! Ranbir was in the front seat with his friend Ayan. Anushka was on the backseat with Ranveer Singh. They all drove to the Olive for a meal where they were joined by Shahid Kapoor."
Ranbir's name has been linked with Anushka ever since he broke up with Katrina some time ago. Katrina had, reportedly, demanded commitment from Ranbir in the wake of rumours that he was seeing his Rockstar co-star Nargis Fakhri. Ranbir, however, reportedly made it clear it was too early in life for him to commit to a marriage.
Seems like Ranbir Kapoor has finally had enough of his Casanova days. After incessant link ups to his co-stars and public attention to his private life, Ranbir's parents are not amused and Ranbir has decided to call it quits, at least for a while.