Mumbai: We reported a few days back about the growing closeness between Deepika Padukone and Ranbir Kapoor. The former lovers are all set to star together in Ayan Mukherjee’s next and have become quite the bum chums off late. So much so that Ranbir is wooing his ex girlfriend back with lavish gifts.
The new found friendship has definitely given a blow to the Deepika-Sidhartha Mallya relationship. The couple who were seen in every event hand in hand till last year have suddenly been making solo appearances at events.
So much so, that when Sidhartha ran the Mumbai marathon earlier this month, only his friends and his mother were there to cheer for him. Deepika was nowhere to be seen. Later on Mallya jr tweeted an extremely cryptic message which said, “have realised who `care` about me and who `care about me at their convenience.”
Deepika was also missing at the Mallya residence when Sid threw a New Year’s eve bash. Speaking to a daily, a source said, "Since August 2010, they have made several appearances together. But if you recall, they have been strangely cold and aloof while talking about their relationship. But all of us wanted to believe that they were headed for something stronger when Sidhartha dined with Deepika`s family."
Friends of the couple say that cracks started appearing in the relationship only when Deepika started talking to Ranbir again. And the film deal sort of reaffirmed the fact that there was trouble between the couple.
Sidhartha has apparently confided to some of his close pals that "the relationship is not working and heading nowhere."
While Deepika refused to comment on the issue, it seems the actress hasn’t even been in touch with Sid for a significant amount of time.