Ranbir Kapoor is not difficult. He's had a troubled past, says Alia Bhatt

Ranbir Kapoor is not difficult. He's had a troubled past, says Alia Bhatt

The Highway actor talks about her relationship and dealing with anxiety.
24 Jun, 2019

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."


Newborn Jun 24, 2019 01:35pm
They should marry already, and end this confusion.
Mark Jun 24, 2019 02:46pm
Wait till you have a troubled past. He is a player...
Kasif Jun 24, 2019 03:04pm
So much money still anxiety? hmm
Pune-India Jun 24, 2019 03:23pm
Yeah trouble Past. First was Katrina, second was Deepika then Mahira Alia...afterwards....might be someone ...This is Ranbir Kapoor, struggling for Future...
Abraham D Haque Jun 24, 2019 04:12pm
@Newborn it is a good idea to keep ourselves out of their lives
Laila Jun 24, 2019 05:48pm
@Newborn Surely you jest.
Magister Jun 24, 2019 07:50pm
Yes, i am sure been an idle rich has its trauma!
Vishal Jun 24, 2019 07:53pm
Born in absolute luxury, surrounded by The Who’s who of Indian elite, being educated in the best of schools...... must be very tough for the poor guy living such a “troubled” life.
Sam Jun 24, 2019 08:55pm
One day is going around with one, the next day with another.. let's see how long this lasts
TKhan Jun 25, 2019 01:27am
It is easy to criticize a young man just because he was born in a famous and and elite family. We don't chose our parents. Ms. Bhatt must have earned the trust of Ranbir to discuss his past openly. Admitting the problems of the past is the first step in overcoming it. Kudos to Ms Bhatt to take this responsibility on her shoulders, it may change this young man's life and if that results in her finding a life time partner then it is a win win for both.
Shefran Jun 25, 2019 05:26am
That’s a sign of a women who is completely ignoring reality and is blindly in love. Reality will hit soon when he cheats on her too and moves on to next girl. Ranbir grew up in good family and never had to struggle to get into movies. Don’t have to pass 12th grade to get a role with major productions. His father and mother made sure he got good directors to work with. So it’s a foolish statement to say that he has had a troubled past. These people have no touch with reality of what ‘troubled’ Past means to common man. Alia was supposed to be smart. But blind love has just taken over her mind and brain. Get ready for heartbreak silly girl.
Ahmed Jun 25, 2019 09:38am
Privilege, Money, Luxury, born with a Golden spoon and fame at birth...Yup he's had a troubled past!
Joe Jun 25, 2019 09:48am
I had feeling he will settle down with Katrina, both were in love and i also thought Ranbir would not have risked being on bad-side of salman if he was not serious, after all he had seen what happened to Vivek Oberio. I guess many people must have felt Sad and Surprised with his breakup with Katrina. This time i do feel he might marry Alia, because unlike Katrina Alia has a filmy background and is quite an established actress. Her father is very well connected and very active compared his family. It doesn't matter how great or additive a player Ranbir maybe, men eventually would want to settle down and currently for Ranbir there does not seem to be a better prize catch. I do feel Alia could have done better. My best wishes to the lovely couple.
isha Jun 25, 2019 10:05am
wht ??? he has troubled past but isnt difficult which lala land is she living in. The entire kapoor clans since Raj kapoor is a mess any sane women will do well to avoid. especially if she is successful this kapoor lad is definitely not worth it
Sarah Jun 25, 2019 12:32pm
When will people understand and realise that, and I’m sorry for screaming, MONEY AND WEALTH AND PRIVILEGE DO NOT MAKE YOU IMMUNE TO ANXIETY AND HAVING A TROUBLED PAST. It can happen to anyone. To you, to me, to Mukesh Ambani, to Bill Gates. Let’s please not anxiety-shame people! Thank you. This was the same argument people brought forth when Deepika came out with her struggle against depression. Please don’t. This is why people who are victims and have suffered, don’t come out with their stories. Because people like us make them feel worse about their lives and struggle. Thanks.
Beena Jun 25, 2019 01:16pm
Let him say something for you dear.... It seems that only you sing the songs of love. And he is silent as a wall.
Shefran Jun 25, 2019 07:43pm
@Sarah True about anxiety being real medical condition. What we are arguing is that these people ask for it. They are not forced into any of this. They ask for it and then use it for fame. In this case Ranbir cooked up or over glorified the past and made Alia emotional. She got sucked into his acting. That’s all. We shall see.
Laila Jun 25, 2019 08:26pm
She could do much better. Why on earth choose a promiscuous man who has fidelity issues at least going by what his ex girlfriends have said. Promiscuity doesn't look good just because a guy is doing it. I reality don't think this will last. She will wisen up.