On Saturday when Deepika Padukone and Arjun Kapoor came on Comedy Nights With Kapil to promote their film Arjun inadvertently let the cat out of the bag letting the world know that Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh are more than just friends.
A lot more.
It was when Kapil was showing Deepika video clips to prove how Arjun flirts with everyone on the show. After showing Arjun planting a peck on Alia Bhatt's cheeks, Kapil showed Deepika footage of Arjun getting up close and personal with Ranveer Singh.
At this point Deepika threw a cushion at Arjun, prompting Arjun to comment, "When the other clipping was shown Deepika didn't react but when this (showing Arjun whooping it up with Ranveer) was show she reacted."
The message is loud and clear. Deepika is possessive about Ranveer.
A source from the sets of Comedy Nights With Kapil reports, "There was constant ribbing between Arjun and Deepika over Ranveer."
Friends of the couple say that Deepika has lately become more extroverted and boisterous in her behaviour.
"She is getting under Ranveer's influence. She talks loudly, jokes around a lot, slaps her friends on their shoulders, cracks jokes. She was always very reserved and...ummm...proper in her conduct earlier. Now she has begun to behave like Priyanka Chopra. On Kapil's show she folded her legs and sat with her feet up on the sofa, ran bare feet from the stage to a member of the audience, she danced and joked ...This was a new Deepika. Barely able to control her excitement," says the source from Kapil's show.
One question still baffles everyone who knows the couple.
Why are Ranveer and Deepika keeping their closeness a secret? Are they afraid Deepika's career would suffer much in the same way that Katrina's career has paled after the Ranbir factor was revealed?