For Bollywood heartthrob Ranbir Kapoor, appreciation by his fans is like a barometer of his success.
The actor, who is gearing up for the release of his next "Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani", explained that when "we are travelling or we go for some promotional events, we meet some people who really want to meet us, take a picture with us, take an autograph... I love doing it".
"I am standing here because of them. If I go somewhere and no one asks for a photograph or an autograph, then I would feel very bad. Fans are like my report card. The more fans you have means you are doing well at your job," the 31-year-old told reporters at an event.
Though the son of Neetu and Rishi Kapoor had an unimpressive start with "Saawariya" in 2007, Ranbir later carved a niche for himself with his performances in "Rocket Singh - Salesman Of The Year", "Wake Up Sid", "Raajneeti", "Rockstar" and "Barfi!".
He is expected to take it foward with "Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani" when it comes out May 31. The fun film will see him romancing Deepika Padukone on the big screen.