MUMBAI — One would have thought that nothing could have spoilt the bonhomie between all the GenY leading stars. And certainly not between Alia Bhatt and Shraddha Kapoor after Bhatt’s home production “Aashiqui 2” could have so easily starred Bhatt but featured Kapoor and launched her career in the real sense. The friendship was forged alongside.
But emotions cannot be predicted or calculated, and Bhatt’s absence from the “Baaghi” success party (when she has worked with the film’s producer Sajid Nadiadwala as well in “Highway” and “2 States”) seemed to confirm the recent buzz that all was not well between the two damsels. The fuel is added by the news that Kapoor did extend an invite to the Bhatt babe, but she chose not to attend.
And why is the bad blood there? Well, Bhatt is said to be close to Sidharth Malhotra (after “Kapoor and Sons” that followed their common debut “Student of the Year”), and she did not take kindly to the soft corner Malhotra had for Kapoor during the making of “Ek Villain” and talk of them signing a new film together.
Bhatt, who is known for dodging tricky questions, showed it at the launch of the “Ikk Kudi” song from “Udta Punjab” recently. At the event, Bhatt fended off a question on her rumored fight with Malhotra with the answer, “Munde ko ghar pe chhodo. Yahaan hum ikk kudi ki baat karne aaye hain (Leave the boy alone. We are here to talk about the girl).”
Kapoor is said to be the reason for their differences. In any case, according to a Mumbai tabloid, Kapoor had this dream of having an all-girl road trip with Bhatt and Parineeti Chopra. Well, that trip is unlikely given the trip Bhatt is on now!