Ranbir finds a new friend in Hollywood hunk Gerard Butler

Last Updated: Sep 02, 2010, 17:10 PM IST

Spicezee Bureau

Mumbai: Scottish hunk Gerard Butler has found a new friend in Bollywood, besides his close proximity with Shah Rukh and Priyanka Chopra. Buzz has it that the actor has become friends with Ranbir Kapoor and has quite liked the actor as a person and as a professional.

The ‘300’ star first met Ranbir, when he visited the sets of Sajid Nadiadwala`s forthcoming film ‘Anjaana Anjaani’ in which Priyanka and Ranbir play lead. Gerard came to see Priyanka at the meat packing district in US and was quite impressed by her co-stars’ love for cinema and his dedication.

Talking to a news daily, an eyewitness who was present on the sets of the film said, “As everyone knows, Gerard and Priyanka are thick friends and so when he learnt that she was in the US, he paid a visit to her on the sets of ‘Anjaana Anjaani’. This is where he was introduced to Ranbir. Gerard hadn`t met the ‘Raajneeti’ star before even, when he had visited Mumbai some time back and Shah Rukh had thrown a party to welcome him to the city.”

The source further added, “Ranbir was very cordial to him and Gerard instantly liked Ranbir. He was informed about Ranbir`s work and during his short stay on the sets he noticed the professionalism with which Ranbir was approaching his acting. Gerard really appreciates hard work and so he was quite happy to meet the young actor. We hear they have discussed the prospect of meeting up again when he is in Mumbai or when Ranbir travels to the US.”

Ranbir on the other hand chose to keep mum about the new found friendship with Gerard!