Recently, Deepika Padukone threw a party to celebrate the success of 'Piku' where she invited whose-who of Bollywood.
The handful of notable absentees included Deepika's 'Bajirao Mastani' co-star Priyanka Chopra, who later tweeted an apology for not attending, and actors Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif.
As Deepika's co-star in Imtiaz Ali's upcoming film 'Tamasha', Ranbir's no-show caused a certain amount of comment and blame was placed on the box office turning a shoulder not just cold but positively icy towards his last film 'Bombay Velvet'. A leading daily reported that Deepika had invited Ranbir and his girlfriend Katrina to the party. "I also invited Ranbir and Katrina (Kaif) but I can understand them not wanting to party since I've gone through similar phases in my career," she is quoted as having said.
'Bombay Velvet', directed by Anurag Kashyap, released just a week after Deepika's 'Piku'. There were high expectations from this film but it turned out to be a disaster at box office.
Ranbir, who Deepika dated some years ago, was also her co-star in 'Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani'. "I will never do anything to hurt Ranbir. He'd talk to me about 'Bombay Velvet' during 'Tamasha', admitted it was a difficult character even for a brilliant actor like him. I've yet to see the film but it belonged to friends of mine and I empathise with their pain, I think the negativity surrounding it is unfair," Deepika further told the leading daily.
The gorgeous actress will be next seen in Imtiaz Ali's 'Tamasha' and Sanjay Leela Bhansali's 'Bajirao Mastani'.