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Katrina spends time with Ranbir Kapoor as Hrithik rests after surgery

He is well on the recovery road since his brain surgery but TOI has it that Hrithik Roshan will be out of commission for longer than expected. Doctors have advised him to stay away from shooting, howsoever important, till November 15. A source close to the Roshans said, “Since the last couple of days, Hrithik has started going out and spending time with his friends and relatives. However, he continues to conduct all his work-related meetings at his Juhu residence. He will promote his Krrish 3 but no film shoots at all, since he does most of the action scenes himself.”

With Bang Bang having been postponed by four months at least, Hrithik’s other film Shuddhi opposite Kareena Kapoor has also been delayed. Said the source, “Hrithik will not shoot Shuddhi before he completes Bang Bang.”

Kabir Khan has to wait
With Hrithik unable to resume Bang Bang till mid-November, co-star Katrina too is left in limbo. Apparently, the actress is unable to say ‘yes’ to her friend Kabir Khan’s next film although she really wants to greenlight the project. A friend of the actress said, “Such is life. Not Katrina’s fault. While Kabir and Sajid very much want her to play the female lead, and she too yearns to do Kabir’s film opposite Saif Ali Khan, she cannot give it priority over Bang Bang.

She has to adhere to the dates given to her on Bang Bang as per Hrithik’s availability,” and added, “On one hand, Kabir has decided to start his film in October, Katrina’s scenes with Hrithik in Bang Bang are now slated for November and December. It’s quite messy.”

Katrina gets the time with Ranbir Kapoor
Ranbir Kapoor reached Sri Lanka to shoot Bombay Velvet on Tuesday and even before hitting the set, the actor popped a surprise. He is being accompanied by a ‘special guest’, his girlfriend Katrina Kaif. It seems the two can barely stay away from each other. A few days back, they were spotted holidaying at Ibiza.

A source told TOI, “Fans who had thronged the airport for a glimpse of their beloved star, were in for a surprise when they saw Kat walking in along with Ranbir.”The actress has checked into the same hotel as Ranbir and later in the day, they were also spotted working out together in the gym. Now that the shooting of Bang Bang has been postponed due to Hrithik’s recovery and Ranbir’s film will not start rolling before the end of the month, the lovestruck couple will have enough time to spend with each other. The actress will pack her bags once shooting commences. A source from the crew said: “She will leave by the end of the month. Anushka Sharma, who stars opposite Ranbir in the film, is scheduled to reach in the first week of August.” The two ladies are not known to be too fond of each other. Kat was apparently miffed with RK when he got too pally with Anushka at an award function in Vancouver.

Ayan gets cool cola deal Meanwhile, Ranbir’s best buddy Ayan Mukerji, who was also spotted with the couple in Ibiza, is on a roll. The Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani director has reportedly landed a plum deal with a cola company. According to sources close to Ayan, the director has been offered a whopping Rs 10 crore to direct three advertisements for the cola giant. A source close to the production house claimed, “Ayan will make three films for the brand, and he has been paid very handsomely for the same.” However it is not clear if Ranbir will be a part of these commercials. When we contacted the cola brand RK is associated with, the spokesperson denied signing any such deal with Ayan featuring RK. It will be interesting if the two friends are pitted against each other in the world of cola wars. – Ankur Pathak

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