Wait, is that Deepika Padukone posing with Ranveer Singh AND Ranbir Kapoor?
What is happening? Did Bollywood turn pally while we were sleeping last night? Because it’s daylight outside and all the animosity seems to have disappeared from Bollywood’s apparent fiends. That’s right, Ranveer Singh and Ranbir Kapoor are now friends. As are Shah Rukh Khan and Aamir Khan. Deepika Padukone and Alia Bhatt, too, are giving out #GoodVibesOnly.
Do we thank Karan Johar for bringing this blockbuster to life? Because we never imagined seeing THESE seven happy faces, all in one frame.
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Partying at Ranbir’s new home in Bandra, the mood of the get-together seemed positive and celebratory. Karan’s Insta Story shed more light on the fun that ensued:
To all of you who thought Bollywood is a supremely b*tchy place where actors are pitted against each other, Karan’s picture provides a refreshing outlook that’s in contrast with gossip columns. Bollywood has become a friendlier place, where exes can be friends, where exes’ partners can be friends, and where apparent frenemies can let go of their hostilities.
7 celebrity couples who remained friends after breaking up:
Pop sensation Justin Timberlake dated the Charlie's Angels star for three years after they met at the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards in 2003 before splitting in 2006. When the former couple decided to work together in the 2011 romantic comedy Bad Teacher, it drew a lot attention but in an interview with US Weekly, Cameron cleared the air by saying, "No, it's great. Justin and I have always had a good laugh together, and to make a movie where we get to have a laugh together, and there really was no one else who was more perfect.'' The ex-N'sync member is now happily married to actress Jessica Biel while Cameron Diaz married music producer Benji Madden.
Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif became instantly popular as a couple after their first film Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya back in 2005. With their continuous streak of successful films, the duo had a crazy fandom always rooting for them. Eventually, the couple decided to end things in their personal lives and Katrina Kaif moved on with Ranbir Kapoor but they continued to work together professionally and delivered their last superhit film Ek Tha Tiger in 2012 long after their break-up. The much-awaited sequel of this movie, Tiger Zinda Hai, will be released in December this year with its original pair in the lead. Both Salman and Katrina have always displayed mutual respect and love for each other on various occasion and the actress even said it an interview, "I enjoy working with him. It has always been entertaining.''
Farhan Akhtar found love in celebrity hairstylist Adhuna Bhabani and married her in the early 2000s, The couple decided to end their marriage of 16 years after announcing their divorce in October 2016. Adhuna made her debut as a celebrity stylist with Farhan's directorial debut Dil Chahta Hai in 2001 and has continued to work on all his films ever since. The two continue to remain on good terms for their daughters after releasing a joint statement about their divorce, "This is to announce that we, Adhuna and Farhan, have mutually and amicably decided to separate. Our children remain our priority and it is immensely important to us, as responsible parents, that they be protected from unwarranted speculations and public glare," read the joint statement.
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner were undoubtedly one of the most loved Hollywood couples, the Batman star met his former wife in 2004 after his separation from Jennifer Lopez and married her a year later. The couple hit the headlines when they announced their separation after 10 years of marriage, with rumours swirling about Ben's involvement with the caretaker of their kids. Jennifer cleared the air in her interview with Vanity Fair “We had been separated for months before I ever heard about the nanny. She had nothing to do with our decision to divorce.'' The former couple are often seen together with their 3 kids and continue to maintain a cordial front, when Jennifer appeared on the Today show she revealed, "We're doing really well," she says. "The kids are great. They'll be getting up in the morning and going to school soon, and Ben is there and he'll be taking them. We will make it work."
Chris and Anna met on the sets of their show Take Me Home Tonight and the Jurassic world actor immediately knew she was the 'one'. He later revealed, “I knew I wanted to marry her pretty soon [after I met her,]” he told PEOPLE. “It took a while for me to admit it, because it would be crazy to be like, ‘I want to marry you’ the first day I met her. But I could have!”. The couple started dating after Anna split from her former husband Ben Indra and the two got married in 2009. They welcomed a baby boy three years later. In August this year, the couple announced their separation on Instagram but have extended their continuous support towards each other. "We’ll always have each other and be incredible friends.'' Chris even wrote the foreword for Anna's book, Unqualified.
When Hrithik Roshan entered the movies, he had women of all ages swooning over him but he only had eyes for his then-girlfriend Sussanne Khan, whom he later married in November 2000. The couple hit a rough patch in their marriage and separated two years ago, but both Suzanne and Hrithik who share custody of their two sons only have the best things to say about each other. Recently, when a number of allegations were made about the Krrish star being involved with a leading actress, Suzanne came to her ex-husband's defence and shared her support on Instagram, “There is no allegation or sad plot that can have the weight to triumph over a good soul. #powerofthetruth #mafamilia #goodoverevil.”
Ranbir and Deepika are, by far, the friendliest of exes. The duo even had a commercially successful film, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, after they broke up. After making their debuts in 2007, they began dating while they shooting for their next film Bachna Ae Haseeno. Allegations of cheating haunted their break-up a few years later, but Ranbir has put the rumours to rest saying, ''I have worked with almost every actress in the film industry, but when I work with Deepika, there is a certain sense of respect I have where her work is concerned or her as a person or her journey. There is a sense of admiration and respect but no awkwardness."