Priyanka relieved at not being linked with Ranbir Kapoor

Last Updated: Sep 23, 2010, 13:21 PM IST

Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra who has been romantically linked with all her co-stars, especially Akshay Kumar and Shahid Kapur off-screen, says she heaved a sigh of relief when the media did not do so with current heartthrob Ranbir Kapoor during the shooting of `Anjana Anjani`.

"Thankfully there was no link up and the media projected our friendship during the making of the film in US in the right perspective. I said to myself...the media has improved," Priyanka told reporters.

The 27-year-old actress said she had lot of pre-conceived notions about the Kapoor scion.

"I had met him earlier through common friends and always thought he was the spoilt son of a rich father. But, as we got to know each other during the filming of `Anjana Anjani`, we discovered that we had lot in common and would talk a lot," she said.

However, breaking the ice was not easy, she said. "Initially, we would just stick to our work and go our separate ways after shots during the US schedule. As theshooting progressed, we spent a lot of time with each other and became friends," she said.

As an actor, Priyanka said, Ranbir kept her on her toes. "Even though, we are of the same age, I am senior to him professionally," she said.

Talking about the Sidharth Anand-directed film, Priyanka said, "`Anjana Anjani` is about two individuals who are trying to find luck in their life after several failed attempts to be successful in their careers and in love. Fed up, they both decide to commit suicide by jumping off a bridge. However, both land up on the same bridge at the same time."

She said `Anjana Anjani` was her first love story but it was not a conventional one.

"It`s not comedy. There are lots of emotions involved. There are light moments as well. I have done `Dostana` and `Mujhse Shadi Karogi` which were romantic comedies. `Love Story 2050` was a sci-fi," she said.

The film is described as all great love stories happen between strangers. Priyanka says she does not believe in love at first sight. "Love is too profound a word. At first sight, there can be attraction," she said.

About interacting with strangers, Priyanka said every person one meets is a stranger first. "I have no problem in talking to strangers. I am a friendly person and get along with everybody," she said.

On microblogging site Twitter and many celebrities like Imran Khan, Sonu Nigam quitting it, Priyanka said she was one of the first from Bollywood to tweet. "It is my virtual diary and find it a good interactive platform. I welcome criticism but block vulgar and personal comments," she added.

The actress, who has acquired a tanned look after her vacation in Brazil, said she is going to Berlin in mid-October to shoot `Don 2` with Shah Rukh Khan.