Ranveer speaks about his closeness to Deepika

Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone are painting the town red with their love but the couple is not ready to admit their relationship in public at this moment. Ranveer Singh admits that Deepika holds a significance position in his life but at the same time maintains that they are “just friends”. He also reveals his closeness to the diva in an interview.

"Deepika holds a special significance in my life. She is somebody I respect and admire a lot, somebody whom I have grown close to. She is an awesome person, she is somebody for whom I have great amount of admiration," Ranveer said.

Speculation is doing all the rounds that they are couple but Ranveer maintains that he and Deepika are only good friends. "We are friends. We go out and hang out. I go out and hang out with lot of other people as well, but they are not as famous as her... she is a very cool person to hang out with, I thoroughly enjoy her company. We hang out like any other youngsters who are friendly with each other. I have school friends, Arjun Kapoor... and assistant directors etc with whom I go out. I am protective about all my friends," he said.

Not only Ranveer but Deepika also has a high thinking about her ‘Ram Leela’ co-star  and she admits that Ranveer holds a special position in her life. The long legged actress is highly impressed with Ranveer’s jolly nature.

In an interview given to Filmfare magazine, Deepika Padukone said, “He’s a wonderful person. He has the ability to walk into a room and make you feel like you’re the most important person in the world. And it’s not just with people he knows. He could be meeting someone for the first time and make him feel like they’re best friends. That’s God given. That’s why he gets so much love. We’re in a similar space in terms of our age, where we’re coming from in our lives. There’s a lot of similarity between us, he doesn’t come from a film background. He’s also relatively new to the industry. We have a great time together. He makes me laugh a lot. He makes me feel special. That’s it. If I’m in a relationship, I’ll talk about it.”

Ranveer Singh also admits that he is single and ready to mingle. About his loveria comment,  he said, "I am usually a fun loving person and I say most of the things in a jest. Sometimes I get in trouble, but over a period of time, I think people now realise that most of the things I say are in jest. They are used to it," he said.

The actor said he does not want to change himself.

"I would be just the way I am. For me if you are a certain way, people are going to pass a judgement, so be the way you are," he said, adding that "...I don't like getting serious in any situation, I like to joke, I like to have fun and keep the atmosphere light and make people laugh."