Even with all the #metoo movements and strong female empowerment messages coming out from all over the world, for some reason two successful contemporary females always elicit raised eyebrows.
Maybe because people truly believe that female friendships especially amongst those in the same field will eventually crumble under the pressure of competition. Hardcore feminists will strongly disagree with such archaic ideas and strive to be the example for uplifting and supportive female bonds. And it definitely felt like one time besties Katrina Kaif and Alia Bhatt had cracked that elusive code.
The successful Bollywood stars are a decade apart so it would make sense if Katrina Kaif had taken the newbie Alia Bhatt under her wing as she made in roads into the industry. However that wasn’t the case at all since Alia herself comes for a family of superstars and mega producers who no doubt helped her along her journey. What Alia lacked in age and experience she quickly made up for with her scintillating performances garnering not just commercial success but also critical acclaim. Proving that she wasn’t just another star kid with a famous surname but no talent. It also drove home the fact that both Katrina and Alia shared a mutual respect as equals and their friendship was one born out of a genuine fondness for each other.
The two gal pals were seen hanging out together very often and sharing all sorts of experiences like gym workouts, vacations, tandem red carpet appearances and even chat shows. They were rubbishing all the naysayers who doubted that two actresses cannot be friends and quickly becoming the #girlsquadgoals. At the time Katrina Kaif was in a serious relationship with Ranbir Kapoor who had just split up with Deepika Padukone. The pair were very much in love, even living together and investing in antique furniture for their shared home. Life seemed picture perfect for Katrina Kaif and she was almost certain that she might be walking down the aisle soon.
Alia Bhatt & Katrina Kaif On The Chat Show Vogue BFFs
Fate seemed to have other plans because the relationship quickly unraveled and no one knew what went wrong. Insiders claim that Alia Bhatt was Katrina Kaif’s shoulder to cry on during those heartbreaking moments when they finally called it quits. It wasn’t long after that rumours of a brewing romance between Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor started doing the rounds. Even though many believed that Alia was dating her former co-star Siddharth Malhotra, there were still hushed whispers about her growing closeness to Ranbir Kapoor.
The two later confirmed their relationship leaving Katrina Kaif totally devastated at the news. Alia Bhatt had committed the cardinal sin of dating her best friend’s boyfriend and Ranbir Kapoor was guilty of friendship blasphemy too. Needless to say the former girl friends grew distant from each other. Skeptics hailed that they were right all along in believing that Bollywood starlets can never be real friends to each other. It seemed to be a bitter end to an extremely sweet friendship.
The Love Triangle: Katrina Kaif, Ranbir Kapoor & Alia Bhatt
When Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor started getting serious by taking family holidays together and attending social occasions in each other’s homes, everyone was sure that it would be the final nail in the coffin of Katrina and Alia’s relationship. Infact Alia had done what no other girlfriend before her including Katrina Kaif had managed to do thus far – get the approval of Ranbir’s mom Neetu Singh. Sources close to Katrina Kaif have hinted that this could have been the driving force behind the collapse of her relationship with Ranbir Kapoor.
Alia Bhatt seemed unperturbed by any of this and proved she was a chilled out girlfriend who was extremely accepting of Ranbir’s past. She demonstrated this by sharing the couch with Deepika Padukone on Karan Johar’s national talk show. Their interaction was extremely warm and relaxed with none of the tension one would expect between an ex and current girlfriend. Her relationship with Katrina Kaif however was still a question mark and probably even more fractured after Alia shared such an amicable bond with Deepika who was involved with Ranbir just before Katrina.
Deepika Padukone & Alia Bhatt Together On Koffee With Karan
In the real world that would be the end of the story but as these are Bollywood folk there is no lack of twists and turns. It seems that Katrina Kaif and Alia Bhatt have managed some kind of reconciliation with each other. When the trailer of Alia Bhatt’s movie Gully Boy released Katrina Kaif showered her love with an Instagram story featuring the poster and tagging Alia. The grand gesture was received with much enthusiasm by Alia Bhatt who reposted the story with a thank you caption even referring to Katrina Kaif with the endearing nickname Katty.
Katrina Kaif’s Instagram Story For Alia Bhatt
Alia Bhatt’s Instagram Story Thanking Katrina Kaif
Whether or not these social media posts are an indication of a patch up or simply some more insider digs at each other is anyone’s guess. But as optimists and champions of friendship and love we truly hope that these two lovely ladies can lay the past to rest and really give us all some #sisterbeforemisters vibes.
Sources: Cosmopolitan.in, Arynews.tv, Hindustantimes.com, Telegraphindia.com