Ranbir, Katrina, Alia, Sidharth, Salman: Ex factor galore at the SoNand wedding!

While all are dressed to the nines and share glittering smiles and big hugs, there are bound to be undercurrents galore beneath the surface… This was more than apparent at the Sonam-Anand wedding reception yesterday, attended by the who’s who of B-town. Since an occasion like this is unavoidable for the starry brigade, they must show up and smile… even if they secretly want to strangle the ex who dumped them!

Sidharth Malhotra could not have been thrilled to see his ex, Alia Bhatt posing with pride alongside her rumoured beau, Ranbir Kapoor. It was Alia who, rumour has it, had decided to pull the plug on their relationship, and Sid still looks the worse for it. He was left posing with Aditya Roy Kapur – singletons have no choice but stick together!

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Ranbir himself was likely to have been careful not to cross paths with Katrina Kaif – things ended very badly for these two and they are certainly far from being friends after their tumultuous break-up.

Varun Dhawan’s girl, Nikita Dalal clutching on possessively to his arm, must have stared daggers at Alia Bhatt. Rumour had it that long-time girlfriend Ms Dalal was extremely wary of Alia for working her magic on Varun, till she managed to extricate him back to safety.

Salman Khan showed us how exes can be best friends, as he not only greeted Katrina outside the venue but gave her a hug, a kiss and engaged her in a casual chat. Of course, there’s no way he would have risked entering Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s circle – there are some things even Bhai won’t risk doing!

Shahid and Kareena just might have shared a smile as they firmly stuck to their respective spouses, Mira and Saif. If there was any ground for safe bonding it would have had to be over their adorable tots – Mira is also in the family way right now, for the second time.

With protective papa Suniel Shetty around, we don’t think Arjun Kapoor would have risked straying too close to his once good friend, Athiya Shetty either.

So many complications in this small world of love and break-ups!