Bollywood’s favourite lovebirds Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh hosted a star-studded reception at Grand Hyatt, Mumbai yesterday. B-Town’s bigwigs arrived, including Amitabh Bachchan, Anushka Sharma, Katrina Kaif, Shah Rukh Khan, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Rekha, Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan.
Malaika Arora (who recently dropped Khan from her Instagram handle) was present as well, and so was her boyfriend Arjun Kapoor. The two have been going public with their relationship lately. Interestingly, Malaika’s ex-hubby Arbaaz was also present with his girlfriend Giorgia Andriani.
Arbaaz and Malaika separated in 2016, and got divorced in 2017.
According to sources, the moment Arjun made his entry, Arbaaz turned his face away and Arjun walked past him. Malaika spoke to Arbaaz’s friends, and later joined Arjun inside the party.
Arjun and Malaika have been upping their social-media PDA game lately as well. They’ve been spotted on dinner dates and romantic getaways.
The grapevine was abuzz with rumours that the couple is planning to take their relationship to the next level and tie the knot next year. Arjun revealed on Karan Johar’s chat show that he is open to marriage. “Yes, now I am. Earlier, I wasn’t,” he confessed.
When Malaika was about Arjun’s appearance on the show, she said that she found it “hot”. “It was hot, it was honest and I loved every bit of it!” she said.