Saturday, April 18, 2009

Riddhima denies Ranbir-Deepika relationship

Days after Ranbir Kaboor reportedly criticised Deepika’s dress sense in public and mother Neetu Singh passed her off as just a friend, it’s now the hero’s sister, Riddhima Kapoor Sahni, who refuses to acknowledge the couple. “Ranbir and Deepika are young, talented people and are quite poised and charming,” says Riddhima.

When questioned about whether she accepts the two as more than friends, Riddhima’s first reaction was to avoid the question. On being prodded, she relents and says, “They make a good on-screen pair and their chemistry is fine.” But what about their off-screen romance? “I’ve never seen them together in that sense, so I don’t go by the media reports. Moreover, I stay in Delhi and don’t want to comment on this. However, if Ranbir chooses to do something, we’re with him. He’s very hard-working and wants to concentrate on his work,” she replies.
Riddhima’s also all praise for cousin Kareena Kapoor, the current rage in Bollywood. “She’s brilliant. The Kapoors never went anywhere — it’s just the younger generation, including Kareena and Ranbir, who’s making it big in the industry and taking the lineage forward,” she says.

Riddhima, who designs clothes and was recently appointed brand ambassador for a national chain of skin care clinics, however, is determined to stay away from Bollywood. “I’m very happy about my mother making a comeback. As far as I’m concerned, I would never consider making an appearance even if it’s a home production. I will not be doing films,” confirms Riddhima.