I take women seriously, says Ranbir Kapoor

Updated: Sep 26, 2010, 18:50 PM IST

Spicezee Bureau

Mumbai: In spite of nursing a failed relationship with Deepika Padukone, Bollywood’s most eligible bachelor Ranbir Kapoor is all set to play ‘agony uncle’ on ‘Emotional Atyachar’ - a reality TV show where he will be doling out relationship advice to the contestants.

While talking to a news daily on his newfound avatar of playing a love guru, Ranbir is quite amused as he feels he is yet to master the art of relationships.

Speaking about his college days, youthful exuberance and relationship tips, Ranbir said, “I need a sign, when I was in college, I liked a girl but didn’t have the courage to make the first move. I was low on confidence. So I got my best friend to call her and I would be on conference. This went on for two months!”

The Deepika episode has made the actor quite mature as he said, “I’m not desperate for a relationship. It will happen when you have a connection and if it grows organically. She just has to be a good person, positive and should respect our parents. But Indian women are like that — family oriented. I hope she has a career or something that belongs solely to her; I don’t expect her to live my life.”

Apparently, Ranbir is conscious about his flaws as he continues, “I’ve gone wrong, that’s why my relationships haven’t worked. I’m a bit of an isolated soul. I want space. That’s unfair for a partner. And I’m not terribly expressive. I expect my partner to understand that. You just have to be more real and caring. Also, I live like a gypsy, so the distance can be tricky. There has to be a strong foundation of trust.”

“I don’t have a big ego. I have the same insecurities as everyone else — does she love me completely, is someone else interested in her? If there is a difference of opinion, ego does come in, but it’s about self-respect. When there are differences or problems, honestly I would love to be the person who voices it, but unfortunately I don’t,” he said.

When quizzed on how he deals with heartbreaks, Ranbir quipped, “Fortunately, I’ve not got my heart broken. You have to say, ‘Listen, it’s over’ and try to move on. I surround myself with positive people. You need a low phase to appreciate happiness. I don’t let time pass, I search for happiness.”

Ranbir holds women in high regards as he finally added, “I take women seriously. They are far more intelligent and stronger.”