"It’s not a relationship. It’s a friendship."
"It’s not a relationship. It’s a friendship."

Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor have been together for over a year now and their relationship just keeps getting better.

In an interview with Times of India, Alia said that her beau has helped calm her anxiety, especially when it came to work stress.

"It’s not a relationship. It’s a friendship," said the actor. "I’m saying this with all genuineness and honesty. It’s beautiful. I’m walking on stars and clouds right now."

"The best part is that we’re two individuals who are living our own professional lives in its full form right now. He’s shooting continuously. So am I. It’s not a situation where you’ll see us constantly together. That’s the true mark of a comfortable relationship. Nazar na lage," she added.

The 26-year-old is aware of his past relationships with Deepika Padukone and Katrina Kaif and the rumours that made headlines but says that it was a bad time in his life. "He’s not difficult. He’s a gem. But he’s had a troubled past... How does it matter? It’s a part of someone’s life."

She added, "When I met him for the first time in my life. Again, let me tell you he’s not difficult. He’s a supremely simple person. He’s such a nice human being that I wish I was as good as him. As an actor, as a person, as everything. He’s way better a person than I am. And about getting married? Well, that’s the only thing that’s irritating right now. Every morning I wake up to the news that I’m getting married. I tell him 'what the hell?'. I guess he’s used to it."

Speaking of her anxiety Alia said, "I stress about things that are not in my control. I’m an over thinker. I get anxious. There was a period when I was working hard and I was stressed. Ranbir told me if you’re working hard, you need not worry about anything else. Do the best you can and just let everything else be. That helped me."

Though she said she "still stresses but it’s easier for me now to let it be. The maximum I can do is put in my 100 per cent. I don’t need to worry about the results."

"The kind of personality I have, I become a little on the edge. What’s important is to accept it (anxiety) and not say that you’re fine. I have bouts of anxiety every now and then. But I’ve found a way to move around it."

At the moment, the only thing that gives a high is her relationship with herself. Alia revealed that over the past year she's learned to nurture herself. "It’s another level of connection and a feeling of growing up that I’m experiencing right now. I turned 26 two months ago. I’ve become sensitive to my environment. You’ve got to constantly tell yourself to calm down, so It’s important for me to stay grounded."

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