Katrina Kaif may ditch Salman Khan to soothe Ranbir Kapoor

Jan 21, 2016, 08:42 IST | Gaurav Dubey

Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif's lovers' tiff might be short-lived as Kat is apparently trying hard to sort out their differences by not promoting 'Fitoor' on 'Bigg Boss 9'

The world has been speculating about Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif calling time on their five-year romance, but on digging deeper, we found out that they haven't officially broken up; they merely had a lovers' tiff which may have been stretched a bit too far by Ranbir, say sources. Of course, he has his reasons, but Kat, on her part, is apparently still trying to cement the cracks in their relationship.

Katrina Kaif
Katrina Kaif. Pic/Sameer Markande

Last week, the break-up rumours were further fuelled when Kat was spotted at the same party as her ex, Salman Khan. Soon after, though, the actress issued a statement through her spokesperson rubbishing the reports and called it a meeting by chance. Now, in a bigger step, she is believed to have decided against promoting her next, 'Fitoor' on the finale of Salman-hosted reality show, 'Bigg Boss 9' despite having committed earlier.

Ranbir Kapoor (right) came to the event with father, Rishi Kapoor. pic/sayyed sameer abedi
Ranbir Kapoor (right) came to the event with father, Rishi Kapoor. Pic/Sayyed Sameer Abedi

Sources close to the production team of 'Fitoor' claim that Kat took it upon herself to lead the promotional blitzkrieg from the front while the makers wanted director Abhishek Kapoor to take the onus, considering that he has a way with words. "Katrina feels 'Fitoor' is a special film for her and so, she wants to go all out to promote it. The plan comprised visiting the sets of TV shows including 'Bigg Boss'. But Ranbir was not in favour of her being part of a show where Salman would be present. He had skipped going on Bigg Boss during the publicity campaign of 'Tamasha' while his co-star and ex-flame, Deepika Padukone went alone. Recently, they had a huge fight over her committing to go on the show. So, Kat has now reconsidered her decision to placate her beau," says a source.

A source working on the show said Katrina has informed the producers that she wouldn't be able to make it since she has other commitments. The channels spokesperson and Katrina remained unavailable for comment.

Another reason for the couple's tiff is attributed to the delayed schedule of Anurag Basu's 'Jagga Jasoos', in which they have been paired together. It is also Ranbir's first venture as a co-producer. "He wanted her to join him for a weeklong schedule at Mehboob Studio in Bandra. Since both 'Fitoor' and 'Jagga Jasoos' have the same film studio on board, Ranbir felt sorting Kat's dates would not be a problem. But she wanted to focus solely on Fitoor till its release. That upset him since the project has been already delayed and postponing the schedule would have made it difficult for them to release it this June," explains a source.

On Tuesday night, the two were spotted at the same event, but not together. Ranbir made an entry with his father, veteran actor Rishi Kapoor while Katrina came in with co-star Aditya Roy Kapur. Post the show, the actor went to his flat at Wilson Apartments on Hill Road while Kat drove into her old house in Waterfield Road.

But if sources are to be believed, the tiff may not last long as the actress is doing everything possible to save the ruptured relationship for a happily-ever-after.

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