Says a source, "Ever since Karisma Kapoor broke off with Abhishek Bachchan, the Kapoors and Bachchans haven't been on talking terms. In fact, Abhishek kept refusing films with Kareena. But this time at Bangkok, a change was noticed in the Bachchans attitudes.
Kareena was shocked when she found herself being invited to an informal get-together in Abhishek and Ash's room at 3am! Abhishek was very warm and gracious in his invite. It was as if nothing had happened. But Bebo is still smarting from the Bachchans' rebuffs and rejected their olive branch and hung out with Saif and her friends like Manish Malhotra, Karan Johar and Shabina Khan."
Kareena was not the only person the Bachchans wooed in Bangkok. When Aishwarya Bachchan broke off with Vivek Oberoi he became persona non grata for the Bachchans. But Vivek broke the ice when he attended Teji Bachchan"s funeral.
This time, at the IIFA, where VO behaved discreetly, and shied away from the TV media who quizzed him about his ex. He stayed in his room rather than answer uncomfortable questions and whip up more publicity. Adds a source, "Abhishek personally invited Vivek to the party in his room. But Vivek didn't take up the offer. He hung out in Zayed Khan's room with Fardeen Khan and Apoorva Lakhia and gang instead."