Their hostility for one another could be attributed to a certain filmmaker named Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Aishwarya who used to be Bhansali’s blue-eyed girl, having played the lead in three of his finest works Hum…Dil De Chuke Sanam, Devdasand Guzaarish felt (rightly) usurped by Deepika Padukone in Bhansali’s Ram Leela, Bajirao Mastani and Padmaavat.
Now that they are both even with three films each for Bhansali, the cold vibes seem to have evaporated .
After years of no conversation or even basic communication the two met at the Ambanis’ pre-wedding celebrations .
And here’s what happened.
An eyewitness account, “The ice didn’t just break between Aishwarya and Deepika. It shattered into smithereens. Aishwarya and Deepika talked nineteen to the dozen, danced together and had a great time.They looked like two inseparable pals. I still remember how the two of them royally ignored one another at Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s 50th birthday party. Aishwarya made sure to leave the minute Deepika arrived.”
Times change. People mature. Here’s to a renewed friendship.