- "Ranveer will always be an important part of my life," said Deepika
- "I never encourage any speculation or negativity," Deepika added
- Deepika, Ranveer are co-stars of Bajirao Mastani, Ram-Leela
In an interview with Hindustan Times, Deepika said: "I have never commented on anything before, so I wouldn't say anything even now. He is someone who has always been and will always be an extremely important part of my life. That's never going to change."
If she won't confirm a romance, she's hardly going to comment on rumours of trouble. "Well, there's nothing to respond to because as I said, I have never responded to such sort of things and I don't plan to do the same anytime soon," Deepika said to a question on whether the probable couple had hit a rocky patch.
Asked if the curiosity about her private life bothers her, Deepika said: "Not at all. I always feel it's about what you make of certain situations, and your perspective to certain things. One person's perspective on something doesn't necessarily need to be mine too. And that's the way I've looked at anything that has come my way. I never encourage any speculation or negativity."
News reports in June stated that the Bajirao Mastani co-stars were expected to leave for a vacation together, where they would also be joined by their families.
Deepika and Ranveer, both 30, have been spotted together several times in the past with pictures of the two often making the rounds of social media. In March this year, Deepika attended a friend's wedding in Sri Lanka with Ranveer by her side.
[PICS] Full clicks: Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone with a baby at the wedding in Sri Lanka. pic.twitter.com/5GqxhKiw1b— Ranveer Planet (@RanveerPlanet) March 26, 2016
[PIC] Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone at the wedding in Sri Lanka. pic.twitter.com/7s6RrDiURt— Ranveer Planet (@RanveerPlanet) March 26, 2016
Deepika was also joined by the Befikre actor on the sets of her Hollywood debut in February. xXx: The Return of Xander Cage director D J Caruso shared a picture on Twitter:
On June 20, Deepika left for Madrid to attend the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards. She was looked chic and smart at the Mumbai airport.
Deepika wrapped filming xXx: The Return of Xander in May and then shot a song for Dinesh Vijan's Raabta. She has not signed a Bollywood film yet. Meanwhile, Ranveer is busy filming Befikre, which also stars Vaani Kapoor.