Mumbai: Deepika Padukone, who teamed up with ex-beau Ranbir Kapoor after five years in forthcoming film Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (YJHD), has clarified that she is not not in a relationship with Ranbir any more but they both are friends for life.
"Ranbir and I were in a relationship. But we are friends now and will be for life. We know each other well and we had a lovely time shooting (the film)," Deepika said in a statement.
"Moreover, we were more like our characters than ourselves on the sets. I forget about my personal life when I am in character," added the actress who was last seen with Ranbir in 2008 release Bachna Ae Haseeno.
The 27-year-old has three films lined up for release this year, but YJHD is the most the anticipated one.
Director by Ayan Mukerji, YJHD also features Aditya Roy Kapoor and Kalki Koechlin. It will release on May 31.
Meanwhile, she is also shooting for Chennai Express with superstar Shahrukh Khan and Ram Leela with Ranveer Singh.
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Rumour has it that before datine Deepika, Ranbir was dating his Saawariya co-star Sonam Kapoor.
Deepika Padukone was so much in love with Ranbir Kapoor that she got a tattoo on her neck with Ranbir initials.
It is said that the couple seperated because Ranbir Kapoor fell in love with Katrina on the sets of Ajab Prem Ki Gazab Kahaani.
Both Ranbir and Deepika chose to remain good friends even after their break up.
Deepika recently said that they both know each other very well and will remain friends forever.
Deepika Padukone also said that her ex-beau Ranbir is still very possessive about her.
Their second movie Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani is releasing on May 31st.