After Deepika Padukone (sort of) 'outed' new beau Siddarth Mallya during the release of Lafangey Parindey, all eyes are now on her ex Ranbir Kapoor who is busy promoting his upcoming release Anjaana Anjaani. Will the actor use the platform to finally admit to being in a relationship with Katrina Kaif?
RK and Kat, have been together for more than a year and are feeling the pressure of keeping their relationship a secret. The Kapoor clan has already welcomed Ms Kaif with open arms, so why hide their love, right? The answer's simple enough: Salman Khan.
While Kapoor's ex has moved on, Kat's ex still believes she is single. A source close to Sallu confides, "He believes the Ranbir-Katrina romance to be a gimmick to promote their films together." It started on the sets of Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahaani and became stronger during Raajneeti. They were slated to work together in Anurag Basu's Silence but Katrina walked out due to script problems. But Katrina and Ranbir are slated to go on a world tour next year.
The couple who are totally committed to each other are still resorting to meeting secretly, Ranbir's or her houses mostly, when they are in the city. When they are away, their secret meeting place is London. Recently, he took a few days off from the shooting of Rockstar and flew to UK from Prague, while she took off for a two-day break to London while shooting in Spain for Zoya Akhtar's Zindagi Na Milega Dobaara.
A source close to Ranbir says, "They are very much in love. Katrina has even met all his uncles and aunts, who all approve of her. Even his parents, mom Neetu and dad Rishi are very fond of her. She often drops by at their Bandra home to meet them even when Ranbir isn't in town. The Kapoor khandaan is not in favour of their beta hiding his feelings for the girl he loves but they understand how this could cause problems for Kat.
Also, in the past, the Kapoor lad and Khan have had a problem, an episode they don't want repeated. The only way the young lovers can spend time together without upsetting their lives, is to do more films together."
An insider adds, "The actress has been sending feelers openly to producers to cast them together. She's made it clear that if they are cast together, her price can be negotiated."
Time is now!
Ranbir feels that the time to flaunt his relationship with Katrina, is at hand. It is learnt that they will make a public statement by making a public appearance together in coming months a la Kareena-Saif two years ago. Not too long ago, Kat had confessed to a friend that she didn't want to announce she was seeing someone else when Salman was going through a low phase. Khan's riding the crest of success now and she feels like it's a good time for her to break the bad news to him.
Ranbir Kapoor will go on his first world tour across 16 nations along with father Rishi from June 2011. Rishi will not only accompany him but also co-produce the event with the Moranis (scripting, creative and production). While Katrina Kaif and Priyanka Chopra have confirmed to doing the show, speculations are rife about Ranbir's ex Deepika Padukone also being a part of it. Ranbir will feature in a series of concerts to be held in different parts of Europe, America, Canada, UAE and South Africa.