Catfight between Anushka and Sonakshi over Ranveer!

Last Updated: May 04, 2011, 14:49 PM IST

Spicezee Bureau

Mumbai: Anushka Sharma might have publicly said that she is not dating her ‘Band Baaja Baaraat’ co-star Ranveer Singh, but the actress is highly suspicious of Sonakshi Sinha’s advances towards BBB sensation.

Buzz has it that Sonakshi and Anushka are desperately vying for Ranveer’s attention.

Apparently, Anushka looked terribly upset when she came face-to-face with Sonakshi and her mother Punam at the Dadasaheb Phalke Academy Awards in Mumbai, for she saw the ‘Dabangg’ hottie chatting with Ranveer.

Talking to a daily, a source said, “The trouble began with a remark Sonakshi made on ‘Koffee With Karan’. She had stated that she`d love to work with Ranveer. The BBB girl`s insecurity was driven by the fact that her co-star mentioned on the same talk show that he finds Sonakshi hot. Anushka cattily told host Karan Johar that she could have Ranveer if she wanted.”

“The ‘Dabangg’ girl and the BBB boy met at a film industry event a month ago. Both are young, single and eligible and appeared to be getting on like a house on fire. Shatrughan Sinha`s daughter has been praising Ranveer when around friends and directors. In fact she even started recommending the young actor to her producer friends and hinting that they would make a great pair if cast together. Anushka didn`t take it kindly and has started talking against Shotgun`s beti to filmi friends every chance she got,” the source said.

When enquired why she is upset with Sonakshi, Anushka said, “I don`t like to or encourage my friends to talk about other actors male or female. I am here in the industry to do my best (work) and mind my own business and expect the same from others. I am leaving for a 40-day schedule for my next and would like to concentrate on just that. I have respect for all young achievers and co-actors and don`t want to be part of these kind of rumours. Please keep me away from this.”

Meanwhile, a source close to Sonakshi said, “Sonakshi has no clue that Anushka is upset with her or talking against her to her friends. In KWK, Sona had told Karan that from the younger lot one person she would love to work with is Ranveer as she loved ‘Band Baaja Baaraat.’ Her two favourite stars, however, are Hrithik and Salman.”

When contacted, Sinha`s spokesperson clarified, “Sonakshi has never pitched any actors to any directors; she doesn`t need to and knows better. The rest is hearsay. Sonakshi shares a healthy, cordial rapport with Anushka and these stories won`t affect that.”