"Apart from being a good actress, Priyanka is also a good
human being. She has no airs, no attitudes, she's no diva, she
is really basic (girl) and I think this is one of her greatest
Ranbir takes pride in being a part the Kapoor khandan but doesn't
want to "rest under his family's name" as he is more
keen to create an individual identity for himself.
"I feel honoured that I am a part of this family, which
has been contributing to Indian cinema for more than 80 years
now. There indeed is a responsibility that I have to carry forward.
However, I don't want to rest under my family's name. I want
to make a name for myself," Ranbir told IANS in an interview.
"I want people to know me by my work. I feel that's what
is important and that is what my efforts are towards,"
The great grandson of legendary Prithviraj Kapoor, grandson
of Bollywood's one and only showman Raj Kapoor and son of yesteryears
stars Neetu and Rishi Kapoor, Ranbir has established himself
as an actor to reckon with - and that in three years.
His debut vehicle "Saawariya" (2007) didn't creat
any buzz at the box office, but Ranbir rose above the film's
fate and won the Filmfare award for the best male debut.
In his short career, he has pushed the envelope by doing different
roles like a lover boy in "Ajab Prem Ki Gajab Kahani",
a casanova in "Bachna Ae Haseeno" and a calculative
scion of a political family in "Raajneeti".
The actor maintains it wasn't a deliberate attempt on his part
to play diverse roles, he was lucky enough to get such offers.
"I have always maintained that I have been at the right
place at the right time. I have been fortunate enough to work
with good directors. I came at a time when scripts for younger
actors were being written and I got an opportunity to work with
some of the beautiful co-stars. I attribute it to luck,"
As far as his love life is concerned, he is single after splitting
with actress Deepika Padukone and says he is enjoying his own
"Of course. But that doesn't mean I hate being in a relationship.
It is amazing being in a relationship. It is amazing being in
love, but being single is also great. It has its advantages.
You get to spend a lot of time with yourself, you get to do
things that you probably can't do when being in a relationship,
hang out more with your friends, watch more movies, play video
games, do silly boys stuff. So life is good," he said.