Forget and forgive seems to be a popular mantra in Bollywood (Shah Rukh and Salman’s patch-up is a much cited example) this season but tinseltown’s leading ladies, Katrina Kaif and Deepika Padukone remain at loggerheads and the spat seems to be getting uglier. An obvious reason for their distaste for each other is a certain Ranbir Kapoor, Deepika’s ex and Katrina’s current flame.
Though Katrina and Ranbir have recently been spotted together in Ibiza and Sri Lanka, we wonder if Katrina has been able to forget Deepika’s ‘lingering kiss’ with her boyfriend at the success party of Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani.
And with Deepika’s rising star, professional rivalry too has become an important factor in their already fraught relationship.
With the blockbuster Chennai Express in her kitty, Deepika has become the only actress to cross the Rs. 500 crore mark in a single year ( Race 2, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani and Chennai Express) surpassing competitors, Katrina and Kareena Kapoor Khan.
Katrina is a distant second with Rs. 319.63 crore in 2012 (Ek Tha Tiger and Jab Tak Hai Jaan) and Kareena Kapoor at third, whose movies amassed Rs. 263.15 crores in 2011 (Bodyguard and Ra.One).
Add to this the fact that Katrina does not have any films lined up this year while Deepika has two biggies on the anvil- Kochadiyan and Ram Leela.
According to a source close to Katrina, it was Deepika’s recent ‘holier than thou’ comment on the bikini episode, which has incensed the actress.
After pictures of Katrina’s beach holiday with Ranbir Kapoor were splashed across newspapers, Deepika decided to give her rival some very public advice during a press conference.
“It has never happened to me. I believe if you are a celebrity or public figure… these things are bound to happen. And I don’t think you can accuse anybody of anything. If I am a public figure and if someone has captured me then I feel I should have been a little careful,” said Deepika.
And now Katrina has been telling her friends and family that Deepika should learn to keep her ‘words of wisdom’ to herself.
A friend of Deepika spoke to TOI on the condition of anonymity about the bad blood between the two beauties, “Katrina has sent out a loud and clear message to her confidantes that Deepika needs to shut up because she is sailing in the same boat. Katrina feels that paparazzi can click Deepika too if and when she lets her guard down.”
“Katrina’s latest grouse against Deepika stems from the fact that Deepika should understand her plight because she too was clicked by the paparazzi in Dubai with Ranveer kissing her in front of guests at a night club. People who live in glass houses should not throw stones.”