Ranbir spoke about his changing equation with the paps over the years at the event. The actor said, “Main sach kahun toh jab mai jawaan tha tab mera media aur paparazzi ke sath hamesha chattis ka akda tha. Uss time mujhe akal nahi thi toh aisa hi lagta tha ke ye log mere dushman hain aur main jo kuchh kar raha hu ye mujhe expose kar rahe hain (To be honest, when I was younger, I and paparazzi did not get along. I used to think that they are my enemy and that they want to expose me).”
He further added that now that he has matured and grown up, he’s understood that the paps are just doing their job. He added that it’s a symbiotic relationship and that’s how it should be.
The actor also thanked the media for the time and the love they get from the media and paps during their film’s promotion. He added, “I think over the years, abhi 15 saal hogaye (been over 15 years now), we have made so many friends, who work round the clock for the entertainment journalism industry and we just want to thank you for all the work you all have done. We want to thank you for all the support that you give to our films, the love that you give us during the promotions and marketing of our films. We are just happy to celebrate you, keep going and we love you lots.”
Meanwhile, Alia Bhatt revealed at the event that Ranbir is a ‘chhupa rustom’. She said, “Ranbir taught me about pictures. Sabse pehle toh chhupa rustom good photographer yahan hai. He’s not on Instagram, but I’ve never seen anyone in my life take better pictures than Ranbir. He believes that if you want to take good pictures you need to be in love with the object more than you love yourself. That’s why Ranbir jokes I can’t take good pictures.”
The couple was last seen together on-screen in Ayan Mukerji’s ‘Brahmastra’.