The year that was 2013: Foes turned friends and friends turned foes in Bollywood
The personal equation between stars keeps changing in Bollywood and this year seemed no different
Foes turned friends
Kareena Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra
Background: Thanks to the competitive nature of showbiz, you’re never far away from a catfight in Bollywood. And Bebo was said to share an intense one with PeeCee. Well, that crack was filled when the two hugged and made up, thus laying to rest rumours.
Sanjay Dutt and Sanjay Gupta
Background: After being close friends for years in the industry, the two had parted ways due to difference in opinion and working. But that changed during the early part of this year when the director and the actor patched up by letting bygones be bygones.
Karan Johar and Anurag Kashya
Background: Coming from different schools of thoughts as far as their cinema is concerned, they had their share of war of words in the past. As of now, they are not only collaborating with each other for films but also are known to be best of buddies in B-Town.
Javed Akhtar and Salim Khan
Background: Controversies can be blessing in disguise. The row over Zanjeer remake proved to be a reconciliatory path for Salim Khan and Javed Akhtar. Later, the two shared a stage -- after ages -- to promote Jayantilal Gada’s upcoming Sholay 3D.
Abhay Deol and Sonam Kapoor
Background: Abhay and Sonam had a discord back in 2010 during the shooting of Aisha. It took about three years for the two to sit down and sort out their petty differences. But they somehow did. Not only that. They also appeared together in Raanjhana.
Friends turned foes
Shah Rukh Khan and Arjun Rampal
Background: These two actors used to be close buddies but post Ra.One, they turned cold. This year saw the two of them being part of circles where one party doesn’t share a comfort zone. As of now, rapprochement between the two appears out of queue.
Ranveer Singh and Sonakshi Sinha
Background: Who said cold vibes are shared only by actresses? Take these young actors for instance. They were said to get along fine while working on Lootera but there were rumours implying that a rift occurred on the sets by the time the shoot came to a close.
Imran Khan and Ekta Kapoor
Background: An unsuccessful film can destroy relationships. Or at least that’s what they say in the trade. Not very long ago, Imran was the blue-eyed boy but his relationship with the producer turned sour after their last release together sank without a trace at the BO.
Irrfan Khan and Nawazzudin Siddiqui
Background: These two acting geniuses go back a long way. However, with rising success and acceptability in the industry, their personal equation with each other has been the talk of the town. Apparently, insecurity is supposed to the likely cause of strife.
Aditya Chopra and Kajol
Background: When nine actresses -- including Madhuri Dixit, Sridevi, Rani Mukerji and Katrina Kaif -- were invited in September to walk the ramp as a tribute to late Yash Chopra, eyebrows naturally raised at the omission of Kajol. No wonder she claimed Adi was a “friend once” in June.