Mumbai: Someone in the vast marketing team of Bombay Velvet thought it would be a wise decision to talk about the marriage of Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif while promoting the film. Unfortunately the ploy backfired, as it left the no-nonsense Katrina fuming.
Says a core member of Bombay Velvet’s production team, “Since Ranbir couldn’t be linked to his Bombay Velvet leading lady Anushka Sharma (who is seeing cricketer Virat Kohli), some marketing strategist came up with the idea of bringing up a wedding plan of Ranbir and his lady. Since Ranbir was in any case telling all his close friends that he planned to marry Katrina soon, it was decided that the subject could be brought up in a tactful way.”
Little did the master strategists know how Katrina would react. “She was furious about her name being dragged into the publicity of Bombay Velvet. Katrina firmly believes in the institution of marriage. She intends to marry in style and pomp with the whole world watching. To have such a glorious moment of her life being mentioned so casually is not her idea of letting the world know of her wedding plans,” says a mutual friend of the couple, adding that there are no immediate plans of a marriage.
That’s why the denial?
After barely 24 hours of saying “I am in a committed relationship and would marry Katrina by end of next year”, Ranbir Kapoor did an about turn and denied having said so, and blamed the media for being mis-quoted.
Worse still, Bombay Velvet has got bad reviews and many in the industry feel Ranbir’s statement had bad timing. Film stars are fantasised about by their fans and when a hero openly admits to a committed relationship, his fan base shrinks. Which is why most actors simply refuse to admit to their real-life relationships....