Both Ranbir Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor made their Bollywood debut with Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Saawariya (2007). Initially, the two were quite close, and there were even rumours about an affair brewing between them. However after Saawariya hit the screens and was declared a dud at the box office, rumours of a romance between the two died.
Things seemed rather uneasy between Ranbir and Sonam. In 2010, Sonam took several potshots at Ranbir during Karan Johar’s chat show. She even said, “Ranbir isn’t sexy unless he strips. He needs a stylist.”
She sympathised with Deepika Padukone, Ranbir’s ex, for “hanging on” to him for so long.
“Ranbir is a great friend. But I don’t know if he’s a great boyfriend. Honestly speaking. He’s a really nice guy, he’s got family values, he’s really respectful. I’ve known Ranbir all my life but as a boyfriend, I don’t know she did a great job at hanging on to him for so long,” Sonam had said.
In another episode, she said, “Are girls drooling over Ranbir? He isn’t sexy at all. Ranbir is a mama’s boy; his mother cuts his toenails for him!”
Though Ranbir restrained himself from retaliating to Sonam’s burns, in a later chat show, he called Sonam, “a drama queen”.
The two have seemingly buried the hatchet now, and acted together in Sanju, after a decade.