Filmmaker Imtiaz Ali, actors Deepika Padukone and Ranbir Kapoor arrive to watch a play at Prithvi Theatre  in Mumbai, Nov. 7. (Press Trust of India)

Filmmaker Imtiaz Ali, actors Deepika Padukone and Ranbir Kapoor arrive to watch a play at Prithvi Theatre in Mumbai, Nov. 7. (Press Trust of India)

Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone’s on-screen chemistry has of late been compared to Shah Rukh-Kajol’s and the “Barfi!” actor says he and his ex-girlfriend would love to star in “Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge,” if it is ever made again. (#Tamasha, #DeepikaPadukone, #RanbirKapoor, #SRK, #Kajol, #DDLJ, #Bollywood)


Recently, an online survey declared Ranbir-Deepika as next SRK-Kajol.

Ranbir, 33, feels the comparison to the couple, who he and Deepika “look up to,” is proof of the actor’s and his “Tamasha” co-star’s popularity as a pair.

“Someone asked us which classic film we would like to do and we said it would be ‘Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge’ because we have grown up with Shah Rukh and Kajol. We look up to them, the love they have got. So, it is just a kind of an affirmation that people like us together on screen.

“I hope we reciprocate that in the kind of films we do, with ‘Tamasha’ which is a very special film. I hope audience continues liking us together so that I get to work with her again and it does not take a two-year-long gap for us to come back together,” Ranbir said in an interview here.

The duo has starred in films like “Bachna Ae Haseeno,” “Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani” and the upcoming “Tamasha” which releases towards the end of November.