It all happened at the party hosted by Dr. Vijay Mallya. Hrithik and Barbara were amongst the 300 high-profile guests invited by the businessman. To add fun to the party, Mallya called in a bartender to demonstrate his skill of opening champagne bottle with sword in front of the Kites couple.
However, on seeing Hrithik and Barbara, the bartender got nervous and couldn't perform the art he is best at. The disheartened bartender returned after a while and opened the champagne bottle with his sword to the much amazement of Hrithik and Barbara.
The trailers of Kites was screened at the Cannes Film Festival. It was earlier rumoured that Hrithik's closeness with Barbara had cracked his marriage with Susanne.