Katrina Kaif had always maintained silence when it comes to her personal life, be it her family, friends and past relationships.
But her breakup with Ranbir Kapoor had left a scar on her life which led to a path of self-discovery.
After years of dating, the couple called it quits in 2016. Interestingly the duo was cool working together post-breakup.
During an interview, the Bollywood diva revealed that she had been open with her relationship and breakup with heartthrob Ranbir Kapoor simply because the media was interested.
“If I had my way, I would have never spoken about my relationship. I chose to talk about it because the media was interested in it. I couldn’t have dodged the bullet every time. I would have sounded rude if I did that. So, the best thing was to share the bare minimum I wanted to and be frank enough to accept the reality. We [she and Ranbir] still have respect for each other, and that will not change,” she stated.
She revealed that despite the breakup being a rough patch in her life, she came out stronger.
“When I was going through a separation, one of my sisters was also in the same phase. That’s when I realized that since my life was out in the open, the ego was more bruised, but at the end of the day, we both felt the same pain. I found solace in reading.”
“My friends were also a strong source of support. I don’t have any regrets [about the relationship]. I have come out of the experience a lot more mature.” She added.
Katrina sees the chapter as a blessing in disguise because according to her the breakup gave her the time for self-love and self-evaluation.
Katrina and Ranbir have worked on films including Rajneeti, Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahaani, and Jagga Jasoos. Fans continue to adore their onscreen chemistry.