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Ceasefire! Bollywood is high on making peace, not war

From Priyanka and Kareena to Salman and Shah Rukh, everyone seems to be basking in the spirit of friendship in Bollywood right now. We wonder what has brought about this happy change...

entertainment Updated: Sep 19, 2014 15:01 IST
Hindustan Times
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While both Kareena Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra shared a good equation when they acted together in Aitraaz (2004), the relationship between the two seemed to be on a downhill since then. They were often looked at as rivals and also took digs at each other publically. While Kareena joked about Priyanka’s accent on Karan Johar’s chat show, asking where she got it from, PeeCee retorted that she got it from the place where Kareena’s husband Saif Ali Khan gets his accent. However, there have been recent reports that the two will be seen together in a docu-drama which will promote the development of the girl child. Buzz is that it was Priyanka who approached Kareena for the documentary.

The infamous fight between Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan — which began at Sallu’s then girlfriend Katrina Kaif’s birthday — is one of the most speculated upon cold wars of Bollywood. For a long time, the two refused to comment on each other and didn’t even attend the same events. But of late, their relationship seems to be taking a positive turn. SRK and Salman were pictured hugging each other at an Iftaar party last year as well as this year. Also, Salman recently promised to promote Shah Rukh’s upcoming film on a reality TV show that he hosts, and SRK has reciprocated, saying: "Given an opportunity and if everything permits, I’d definitely go for that (promotion on the show). It’s very gracious of Salman bhai that he thought of me."

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Both Sonam Kapoor and Deepika Padukone entered the industry at the same time in 2007, and there seemed to be an unspoken rivalry between the two. While they were very friendly on filmmaker Karan Johar’s chat show a few years ago, this season, Sonam made remarks about Deepika not having a style of her own. However, Sonam recently cleared: "It wasn’t a snide remark. In fact, it was a compliment to Deepika’s stylist, Anaita Shroff Adajania." The two divas also had fun at a screening of Deepika’s film. Sonam also stood up for Deepika when the latter reacted against a sexist tweet by a leading publication.

Kareena Kapoor and Karan Johar were always known to be close buddies, but not too long ago, there were reports of a tiff between the two. It was reported that the filmmaker was miffed with Kareena for opting out of his next project. However, the actor rubbished the rumours, saying: "One film can’t cost a relationship." Karan also added that his friendship with Kareena goes way beyond work. "I strongly feel that a personal equation should not be a part of any professional understanding. There’s no contract, legality or modality when it comes to a personal relationship," he said. Moreover, the two recently partied at KJo’s house and shared pictures and selfies on Instagram.

Filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali and music composer Ismail Darbar have worked together in a lot of films, but they had a fallout in 2005 when Darbar chose another film over Bhansali’s film. However, Darbar recently defended Bhansali when Karan Johar made a remark about the latter going into a negative space. Bhansali, too, visited the sets of Darbar’s directorial venture, recently. "Sanjay is my godfather ... All issues have been resolved," says Darbar.

First Published: Sep 19, 2014 14:46 IST