It is a known fact that Deepika Padukone and Ranbir Kapoor were among one of the most madly-in-love and admired couples of Bollywood back then. It was during the beginning of their respective careers that their love saga blossomed; however, the two separated in the late 2000s, leaving so many fans disappointed. While the rumours of Ranbir cheating on Deepika were touted to be the reason behind, there was no clarity, though Deepika often passed some cryptic statements. One such instance took place at Karan Johar’s Koffee With Karan, wherein the actress was accompanied by Sonam Kapoor and their hilarious camaraderie and some supposedly raunchy statements on Ranbir had brewed a storm.
It all happened after Karan asked Sonam about her thoughts on Ranbir, to which, she said, “Ranbir is a great friend but I don’t know if he’s a great boyfriend. I have known Ranbir all my life and as a boyfriend, I don’t know, I mean, she (Deepika) did a great job hanging onto him for so long.” Deepika giggled to her statement and said, “Thank you!” Well, gossip mills had it that it was Katrina with whom Ranbir had cheated on Deepika. While Deepika was quite open about being cheated on, she never revealed any names. So later, when Karan asked Dippy if she clarified that her statements weren’t about Ranbir, she said, “That wasn’t me by the way. The clarification wasn’t me.”
Upon being asked if she would ever forgive him, Deepika asserted, “One does forgive but then if it becomes a habit...then...” Karan being the gossip lover that he is, he also asked Deepika to share her two cents on Katrina, to which, she said doesn’t know her enough to like or dislike her. Well, things got fiery as the episode proceeded further. Deepika revealed that she would gift Ranbir a pack of condoms and upon being asked if what should we do if she ever woke up as RK, the actress said that she would like to go back to sleep. Deepika also rated Ranbir the lowest when it came to sex appeal.
However, this banter between Deepika and Sonam irked Ranbir’s father Rishi Kapoor, who went onto slam the ladies in an interview. He said, “Well to put things in the right perspective, all I can say is that with both the girls it is a case of sour grapes. I have known Sonam’s father Anil for years. All I will say to the girls is: instead of doing all this concentrate on your careers. Why do you run shows that have so much gossip? I have done Koffee With Karan earlier with Neetu, my brothers and sister; there was great camaraderie and laughter on our show. We didn’t run anyone down. I don’t think you should encourage people to wash dirty linen in public. You will never see Ranbir running anyone down.”
Rishi added, “What can I say to Anil? Everyone is family here and these girls are like my children. I don`t want to get into fights involving my son`s friends. It just shows their (Deepika and Sonam) class. I would like to tell them to stop giggling all the time and instead grow up and behave maturely. They are there on the show because they are their father`s daughters and not because of their work! I would advise them to stop talking about their colleagues and running them down.”
In response to the same, Deepika stuck to her statements and didn’t apologise. She said, “Everyone is entitled to his or her own opinion. What I said was meant in good humour, and not to offend anyone. We (Sonam, Ranbir and I) share great comfort and are good friends. Till the time the concerned person (Ranbir) doesn’t stop taking my calls and my friendship with him isn’t affected, I don’t think I need to bother about others.”
However, there’s no bad blood between any one of them as of now. While Deepika and Ranbir worked twice after their break up, the actress will now be seen alongside Rishi Kapoor in the Hindi adaptation of The Remake. She, in fact, even visited him in his NYC house while the veteran actor was undergoing his cancer treatment.
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