Mumbai: Actress Anushka Sharma has said that her co-star Ranbir Kapoor is here to stay and it's refreshing for a young actor like him to have done a variety of roles in the initial years of his career.
Teaming up for the second time after 'Bombay Velvet', Ranbir and Anushka's Karan Johar-directed 'Ae Dil Hai Mushkil' has managed to garner good business at the box office and may lift up Ranbir's plummeting career graph.
"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.
"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.
The two actors also share a great camaraderie off screen.
"Whether you know somebody or you don't know somebody, the outcome has to be the same (referring to on-screen chemistry). 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 added.
After doing a heavy duty intense sports drama film 'Sultan', the 28-year-old actress's latest outing 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 genre 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," she added.
Also starring Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, besides Shah Rukh Khan, Fawad Khan and Alia Bhatt in cameos, the film has already clocked Rs 13.30 crore at the box office on day one in India.