In tinseltown, ex-flames usually avoid crossing each other's paths. When they bump into each other on the red carpet or at public events, the flashbulbs go into a tizzy to capture every expression of the uneasiness. When couples break up, they usually do everything in their power to avoid coming face-to-face. Not surprising then that they don't want their current lovers to run into their exes either.
So when Deepika Padukone and Anushka Sharma — rumoured to be Ranveer Singh's current ladylove and ex-flame respectively — recently came face-to-face, one expected them to either look away or look through each other.
Shahid Kapoor's ex flames Priyanka Chopra (right) and Sonakshi Sinha (left) were spotted bonding at an awards event last year. The two also came together in a commercial for a beauty product
However, disregarding general notions of past-present tension, the duo put up more than a friendly front. Dippy was spotted hugging Anushka and even planting a kiss on her cheek when they met at a filmmakers' meeting with the Information and Broadcasting Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore regarding Censor Board issues. Deepika's sudden gesture may have taken Anushka by surprise, but this was her way to laud the latter's latest film.
At an awards do, Harman Baweja's ex Priyanka Chopra was spotted hobnobbing with Bipasha Basu, who was dating him then
Anushka laughed off the incident and played along for the cameras. At Manish Malhotra's fashion show, when Deepika was questioned about the PDA, she was quoted saying, "One is always happy when people from the fraternity do well. I am happy for her and I am happy her film is doing well."
Akshay Kumar's former girlfriends Shilpa Shetty (right) and Raveena Tandon (left) behave like best buddies at
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Anurag Kashyap's estranged wife Kalki Koechlin and his rumoured good pal Huma Qureshi bonded at an awards
Priyanka Chopra and Sonakshi Sinha shared warm vibes during an awards event last April in Tampa, US. Piggy Chops was reportedly dating Shahid during the shoot of their 2009 film 'Kaminey', while Sona was said to be more than just good friends with her 'R…Rajkumar' (2013) co-star. What's more, the two girls were even seen together in a commercial endorsing a beauty product. At the awards event, Priyanka was also spotted hobnobbing with Bipasha Basu. At that time, the Bong bombshell was Harman Baweja's ladylove who was PC's ex. Now of course, Bips and Harman have gone their separate ways.
A lot in common
Akshay Kumar's ex flames Shilpa Shetty and Raveena Tandon are also cordial with each other now. When Shilpa was promoting her jewellery line last year, Ravs attended the do and the two behaved like BFFs. Earlier, when buzz about Shilpa's pregnancy did the rounds, Ravs was among the first Bollywood folk to call and congratulate her on the big news. She also attended her baby shower and caught up with her at several parties and dinners. And pictures don't lie — the two have been captured by shutterbugs chit-chatting and laughing. They certainly seem to have a lot in common to talk about!
Bond beyond buzz
When Anurag Kashyap and Kalki Koechlin split, gossip mills pointed fingers at his 'Gangs of Wasseypur' (2012) actress Huma Qureshi. But the two women are said to be fond of each other. Kalki and Huma were snapped bonding at an awards show when they happened to arrive at the same time.
Interestingly, Kalki even got on to a social networking site to express her displeasure over Huma's name being dragged into her and Anurag's split. She posted: "Jesus Christ can we please leave Huma alone?! My problems with Anurag have nothing to do with her!"
In perfect harmony
Salim Khan's wives — Salma and Helen — are also known to live in harmony and are seen attending events and movie screenings together. At a fashion show in 2009 when Salman, Arbaaz and Sohail were walking the ramp, Helen even kissed Salma on her forehead. It seemed to be a spur-of-the-moment to cherish for the Khan-daan.
Helen (left) and Salma Khan
Aamir Khan's present wife Kiran Rao and ex-wife Reena Dutta are also on civil terms. Be it a festival or family get-togethers, Reena is always in attendance. She was also part of Aamir's 50th birthday bash earlier this month thrown by Kiran. At the wedding of the actor's nephew Imran Khan in 2011, Reena and Kiran apparently had their ghararas made by the same designer.
Kiran Rao and Reena Dutta