Mumbai: Actress Anushka Sharma believes Ranbir Kapoor is here to stay despite going through a phase where his films did not work at the box office.
The actress teamed up with the actor for the second time in "Ae Dil Hai Mushkil" after "Bombay Velvet", which did not do well.
"Ranbir is a very good actor. He has given us some amazing films. I admire him for the choices he made at the beginning of his career.
"He did films like 'Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year', 'Rajneeti', 'Barfi'. It's refreshing to see a young actor making such kind of choices," Anushka told PTI.
The actress, who also shares a great camaraderie off screen with Ranbir, says hits and flops are a part of every actor's life.
"Sometimes you will have films that will not work and that has happened to everyone. He just went through a phase in which his films did not do well and it's fine. He is an actor, he is a performer. Ranbir is here to stay because of the actor that he is," she said.
Their on-screen chemistry has been appreciated by the audience in the Karan Johar-directed movie and Anushka agrees that it is easier if you know your co-star well.
"Whether you know somebody or you don't know somebody, the outcome has to be the same. You will have to take the same route. When you work with somebody you know then it is comfortable right from the beginning but when you don't know, initially it gets difficult, then you become comfortable," she says.
After doing a physically intense sports drama like "Sultan", the 28-year-old actress says her latest film was like a breather to her.
"Physically 'Ae Dil Hai Mushkil' wasn't demanding. Every film comes with its own challenges. For me it's important to do different kind of films and genres as I like to keep things interesting for my audience and myself," she said.
"And then to work with Karan Johar who is a super entertaining person, he is a very relaxed director. I was working with Ranbir who is a friend. I share a comfortable equation with him. So it was easy and smooth shoot."
Also starring Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, besides Shah Rukh Khan, Fawad Khan and Alia Bhatt in cameo, the film, according to producers, has made Rs 35.60 crore in India in three days.