2007 was the year that the Indian Film Industry got two of its most famous and most popular superstars of today-Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone. The debut film of both these actors also released on the same day i.e., 9th November 2007. Ranbir Kapoor made his Bollywood debut opposite actress Sonam Kapoor Ahuja in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Saawariya.’
Deepika Padukone made her debut opposite King Khan, Shah Rukh Khan in Farah Khan’s ‘Om Shanti Om’.
Less than a year after their respective debuts, Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone were cast together in the film ‘Bachna Ae Haseeno’. This film released on 15th August 2008. Though the film was not successful at the box office, the film was enough to set rumour mills abuzz.
After this movie, the reel-life pairing of Ranbir and Deepika was often compared to the reel-life pairing of Kajol and Shah Rukh Khan. However, what made fans super happy was when Ranbir and Deepika converted their reel-life romance into a real-life romance. Deepika was so in love with Ranbir, that the actress even got his initials tattooed on the nape of her neck.
Unfortunately, after 2 years of dating, Ranbir and Deepika called it quits. Naturally, people started to contemplate on what had gone wrong and the one reason that everyone gave was Ranbir Kapoor’s infidelity. This reason actually turned out to be the truth. Deepika spoke about Ranbir’s infidelity on the talk show ‘Koffee with Karan’. When asked what Ranbir Kapoor should endorse during the rapid fire segment of the show, Deepika said that her ex-flame should endorse a condom brand!
In 2011, Ranbir Kapoor publicly owned up to his infidelity and accepted that he had in fact cheated on Deepika Padukone during their 2-year relationship. He said that he had cheated on her because of his immaturity at that time.
In her interviews after the breakup, Deepika also openly spoke about her relationship with Ranbir. She mentioned that when cheating becomes a habit, a relationship is doomed. A relationship is built and nurtured on trust, but once trust goes away, a relationship is ruined forever. The actress even mentioned that after the breakup, she suffered from depression. However, with the support of her family, friends and her work, Deepika was able to win her battle against depression.
Despite everything that they have gone through, Ranbir and Deepika have both come to terms with their very public breakup. Ranbir said that the love he feels for Deepika today is like the love he feels for a family member.
Both the actors have learnt something from their breakup and they have both acknowledged this as well. After the breakup, Deepika realised that one should not become overly-attached to someone or something.
The two actors remain good friends and have even worked with each other post their breakup. The actors worked together in Ayan Mukerji’s blockbuster film ‘Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani’ in 2013. Two years later, Ranbir and Deepika came together once again for Imtiaz Ali’s film ‘Tamasha’.
Apart from their professional lives, Deepika and Ranbir have also moved on in their personal lives. Ranbir is currently dating actress Alia Bhatt and Deepika Padukone is currently dating actor Ranveer Singh. In fact, it is even rumoured that Deepika and Ranveer are planning to get married on 10th November 2018.
Sources: Cosmopolitan India, Free Press Journal, IndiaTV, Deccan Chronicle, A Tangle of Wires-Wordpress.com, Yash Raj Films, The Asian Age, The Hindustan Times, IndiaTimes.com, Pinterest, India Today, Zee News, Cinestaan, www.jagran.com, Mid-Day