Are Kareena Kapoor Khan and Deepika Padukone the new best friends of Bollywood?

Suddenly all seems to be well between the seemingly rivals. We wonder what’s going on…

Kareena Kapoor Khan has been singing praises for Deepika Padukone. We were shocked to hear Mrs Khan saying that she adored Deepika for her courage to do such challenging roles on Koffee With Karan. What we are wondering is – what caused the ice between the two, to thaw?

It all started in 2009, when Imtiaz Ali went ahead and cast Deepika in Love Aaj Kal instead of Kareena, who happened to feature in his last release, Jab We Met. Kareena walked with her head held high and never mentioned how upset she was with Deepika. Things took a turn for the worse, when Deepika replaced Kareena in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela. Both the beauties refused to look eye-to-eye throughout the shooting phase.

What came as a surprise in the story, was their equation after the movie released. Kareena was seen going gaga over Deepika’s performance. So much so, that she also went on to say that Cocktail was the best female performance she had seen in a long time.

Then again, rumour mills churned out a story according to which, Deepika had replaced Kareena in Shuddhi. This time, both the actors clarified that Shuddhi is being delayed because of Hrithik Roshan’s health conditions and more recently, his marital status.

It is good to see that the two actors have put all the rumours to rest and are respectful towards each other’s work. After all, the film fraternity is a big family. Haina, BollywoodLifers?