With 'Piku' actors Deepika Padukone and Amitabh Bachchan allegedly not seeing eye to eye, we list a few incidents when Bollywood's leading lights snubbed each other after having worked in the same film...
Ego wars in Bollywood are as common as traffic snarls on Mumbai roads. While clashes and catfights between co-stars are not unheard of, rumours of a fallout between Deepika Padukone and her on-screen father Amitabh Bachchan post Piku were rather bemusing.
Amitabh Bachchan and Deepika Padukone were seen as father-daughter in 'Piku'
The veteran superstar’s absence from Dippy’s recent success bash fuelled speculations about all not being okay between the duo. But then Big B himself admitted that he was not invited by Dippy. The actress, on her part, blamed it on a “technical glitch” and said she has no courage to pick up the phone to explain the same to the actor. Sr Bachchan, however, has decided to let bygones be bygones, but it remains to be seen if the two actors will reunite for a film in future. hitlist pulls out a list of incidents when co-stars couldn’t see eye to eye after having shot for a film together...
Kareena Kapoor Khan v/s Bipasha Basu
Film: 'Ajnabee' (2001)
Rumour had it: A massive catfight erupted during the filming of Ajnabee between the two leading ladies when the former’s designer Manish Malhotra lent a helping hand to Bips. Kareena was said to be upset over Manish doing so without her consent. It took an ugly turn when Kareena allegedly indulged in nasty catcalls against her co-star referring to her skin colour.
Aamir Khan v/s Abhishek Bachchan
Film: 'Dhoom 3' (2013)
Rumour had it: While AB Jr and Aamir jointly launched the first trailer of the film, the former curiously went missing from the subsequent promotional events. It later emerged that Abhishek was not informed about the publicity schedule and the song launches — something that the actor himself candidly admitted. Aamir responded saying it was YRF boss Aditya Chopra’s plan to introduce each actor with a song and since Abhishek and Uday didn’t have any solo songs featuring them, they were not called. Abhishek retorted saying “Thank you” to which Aamir said, ‘I tried calling Abhishek but his phone was unreachable.” The makers were rumoured to have tendered an apology to placate Junior Bachchan.
Akshay Kumar v/s Shahid Kapoor
Film: 'Deewane Huye Paagal' (2005)
Rumour had it: Akki apparently left Shahid fuming by editing out huge chunks of his role from the film. Post that incident, Shahid decided to work only in solo-actor projects. He was also approached for Once Upon Ay Time in Mumbai Dobaara! (2013), but turned down the offer as he had reservations about working in a two-hero project, which included the Khiladi.
Priyanka Chopra v/s Kangana Ranaut
Film: 'Krrish 3' (2006)
Rumour had it: Priyanka was rumoured to have refused to share the limelight with Kangana during the film’s promotional campaign. There were not seen promoting the film together on any public platform. PeeCee even went to the extent of stating in an interview that she is the heroine of the film as she is playing Hrithik’s wife and that was “how it was”.
Here are some other instances of Bollywood co-stars not getting along...