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Ranbir Kapoor ‘Hurt’ by Films Flopping, Says Katrina Kaif

Ranbir Kapoor’s recent films may have failed to do well at the box office but his girlfriend, actress Katrina Kaif said that the “dedicated, passionate and focused” actor is sure to bounce back.

Ranbir is going through a rough patch in his career as his last few films – Besharam, Roy and Bombay Velvet failed to grab eyeballs.

“His movies not doing well is a sad thing. But he gives his heart and soul for a film. I know it hurts and pains him deeply that maybe he is not able to live up to the expectations and satisfy his audience,” Katrina told PTI. (Also Read: Hope Tamasha Will Work After Three Rejections: Ranbir Kapoor)

“He loves his audience. He wants people to love his films. He wants that acceptance from audience. So all this is hurtful to him,” she said.

The 32-year-old actress is hopeful that Ranbir will bounce back.

“But as an actor, I haven’t seen anyone more passionate and focused about his work. It is just a matter of time. Every actor goes through ups and downs. I am sure with his passion, dedication and God’s blessing, things will change,” she said.

Talking about her recently-released film Phantom, Katrina said that she is happy with the audience’s response. The actress is now excited for Nitya Mehra’s film with Sidharth Malhotra, for which she has started shooting. The film titled Baar Baar Dekho is a love story, which happens over a period of time.

“Nitya’s film is an amazing love story. It is an idea that shocked me when I first heard it. I have not seen or heard a film like this in long time,” she said.

“Most of the love stories are of similar types, but this seemed new and exciting. There is lot of performance in it,” she said.

Sidharth had earlier revealed that they would use prosthetics for the film. Talking about it, Katrina said, “It (use of prosthetics look) is there for a small portion in a film. Like in Barfi! when they (Ranbir and Priyanka) are growing old and dying so you won’t say it is a film using prosthetics.”

“It is used in a small portion in the film. There is a very small portion (growing old) that comes towards the end of the film,” she said.

Excel Entertainment and Dharma Productions are collaborating with Eros International for Baar Baar Dekho and it marks Nitya’s debut as director. It will release in 2016.