Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif dated each other for almost eight years before the star couple parted ways in 2016. The duo had stared seeing each other while shooting for Rajkumar Santoshi’s Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani (2009). Despite their break-up, the two honored their commitment for Anurag Basu’s Jagga Jasoos (2018), a film that failed at the box office.
Kapoor had earlier spoken about being hurt by the break up, but the actor has since moved on and is currently said to be in a relationship with actress Alia Bhatt. Kaif has remained single.
In an interview with Vogue India magazine, the actress has called her parting with Kapoor “a blessing”.
Opening up on the break up and sharing how being single has helped her become more focused in life, she said, “I now see it as a blessing because I was able to recognize my patterns, thought processes and things that I had been so sure of my whole life. I could see them from a whole different perspective.”
‘What human nature does is that when we have something, or someone, to focus on, we can also shift a lot of our attention there, so we are not really forced to look at ourselves in any great perspective. We’re able to kind of shift a lot of responsibility for decisions, for happiness, for entertainment and motivation. So now, when the sole burden of your life, what you’re doing, and your state of mind is on your shoulders because there’s nothing to distract you, that is a very intense time,” Kaif added.
The actress was last seen in Thugs Of Hindostan (2018), that too bombed at the box office. She will next be seen in Aanand L Rai’s upcoming film Zero, that hits the screens on 21 December. The film also stars Anushka Sharma and Shah Rukh Khan.