We are just two days away from the release of Sanjay Dutt biopic, Sanju. The film is highly awaited and is expected to open big at the box office something in the range of Rs 27-30 crore as predicted by trade analyst Girish Johar in an exclusive conversation with ZoomTV.com. While Sanju is keeping Ranbir Kapoor in news constantly but apart from that it’s his relationship with Alia Bhatt that’s been the talk of the town for a month now and continues to do so.
While Ranbir was quite coy about his previous relationship with Katrina Kaif, he openly announced it last month in an interview to GQ. When Ranbir was asked about why he confessed to it openly unlike his past relationships, he told The Tribune,
I only talk when I’m promoting a film. But if I’m in a relationship at that point and someone asks me, of course I’ll address it. Sometimes, you and your partner decide not to talk about it and sometimes you’re okay because there’s nothing to be shy about or hide. Of course, we don’t want to make a mockery of it and make it a reality show, but just to put things in perspective and that this is happening —respect my privacy and respect the fact that I’m sharing this with you.
Taking further about giving dignity and respect to his relationship, he said,
It comes from a place of just giving the relationship some dignity and respect. I have been privy to a lot of stupid gossip and conjecture and sometimes it causes a lot of misunderstandings, not just between the people involved, but also with your fans and the kind of perception people might have of you. It used to bother me before but I’ve realised it’s all part and parcel of show business. If people are interested in my life they’ll write about it, and if I’m not speaking about it, they’ll write even more, some of it true and some of it untrue.
He further added,
After so many years of being in films, I’ve come to realise that I need a life beyond films and some personal space. It keeps me grounded and has value for me. Tomorrow, I may reach different heights of superstardom or might end up as a big failure, but that should not matter to me. What should matter are the relationships I’ve built in life — I also want to get married and have my own tribe. So it comes from that place of giving it dignity.
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Well looks like Ranbir and Alia were bound to be together. Not many know but the two were supposed to make their Bollywood debut in a Sanjay Leela Bhansali film. At that time Ranbir was 20 and Alia around 12 and the film was called Balika Vadhu. The two even did a photoshoot for the same, though it didn’t materialize. Later, Ranbir recommended Alia’s name to Imtiaz Ali for Tamasha but Imtiaz instead opted for Deepika and signed Alia for Highway.
Not just that in an earlier Koffee With Karan episode, Alia had confessed that she’d want to marry Ranbir Kapoor.