Sonam and Ranbir Kapoor patch up at Arjun’s birthday bash
The new generation of Bollywood A-listers like to work hard and party harder. And Wednesday saw all the nouveau stars letting their hair down at Anil Kapoor’s Juhu residence with Sonam Kapoor playing the perfect host.
The occasion was Arjun Kapoor’s 28th birthday and the guest list included Deepika Padukone, Priyanka Chopra, Ranveer Singh, Parineeti Chopra, Katrina Kaif, Imran Khan with wife Avantika, Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, Siddharth Malhotra and Dhanush. But the man who made heads turn was Ranbir Kapoor. Sonam and her Saawariya co-star have not been on the best of terms post their debut film.Often in the past, both Sonam and Ranbir have lashed out against each other in sections of the media. However, it seems six years is long enough time to heal the wounds. A source said, “Sonam is riding high on the success of Raanjhanaa. And when you’re happy, you tend to let bygones be bygones. She has moved on, so has Ranbir. Post Saawariya, Sonam was dating Punit Malhotra and Ranbir was in a relationship with Deepika. Over the years, both have matured. Sonam had even invited Punit for the party, who also dropped by.”
Ranbir and Sonam are said to be childhood friends, who got closer on the sets of Saawariya. But slowly, things soured. It all took an ugly turn in 2010, when Ranbir tagged Sonam as ‘not sexy’ and the latter retaliated by airing some equally strong views on Karan Johar’s chat show. As and when she was asked if she would apologise to Ranbir for her remarks, she had refused outright.
In an interview given to TOI in 2011, she had said, “Well, it was Ranbir who started it all by saying ‘Sonam is not sexy’. I just shot back and said ‘Ranbir is not sexy’. If a man says it, chalta hai. But when a woman says the same thing, nahi chalta hai? That’s sexist! Why should I say ‘sorry’ to him? Just because his father made a hue and cry about it? If Ranbir apologises to me, I shall too.” To which, Ranbir had said, “She is a bit of a drama queen but I like her.” And Sonam shot back, “I am an actress, darling. If I don’t do drama, who else will?” The war of words continued for a while and the ‘friendship’ went down the drain. So much so that Ranbir’s friend, Vicky Singh, had to shelve a film in 2011 which he had planned with the duo during their Saawariya days.
The source added, “People were a bit surprised to see Ranbir at the party but he got along with Sonam famously—their interaction was very warm with no references of the bitter past.” The party went on till the wee hours of the morning.