Priyanka Chopra and Shahid Kapoor
Priyanka Chopra and Shahid KapoorReuters

Bollywood actor Shahid Kapoor, who has reportedly reconciled with his former girlfriend Priyanka Chopra, clarified that he did not throw a birthday party for the actress-turned-singer.

Recently, rumours were rife that Shahid had hosted a grand party for the former Miss World two days before her birthday. But the "Jab We Met" star brushed off the rumours, saying that the party was not specifically thrown for her.

"I only threw a party. Priyanka's birthday happened to be two days later. It was not a party for her. There were many people who attended it and she was merely one of the guests at my party," Times of India quoted him as saying.

Shahid and Priyanka were rumoured to be seeing each other even before the former broke up with ex-girlfriend Kareena Kapoor, who used to share a cordial relationship with Priyanka. Shahid was also linked up with "Gangs Of Wasseypur" fame Huma Qureshi but denied the reports saying he had not met her.

Shahid, who is currently promoting his upcoming movie, "Phata Poster Nikla Hero" which has Ileana D'Cruz in the female lead role, revealed in an interview that maintaining friendship with one's ex-girl friend was a bit tricky.

"I won't say it's difficult. It is surely tricky, but not impossible. A lot also depends on the kind of break-up you've had," he told Mumbai Mirror while claiming that he is single.

The model-turned-actor also said that he wished he had bagged Ranbir Kapoor starrer "Barfi!" as well as Irrfan Khan's role in the movie, "Paan Singh Tomar"..

Apart from "Phata Poster Nikla Hero", Shahid is also shooting for "Rambo Rajkumar" which has Sonakshi Sinha in the female lead. Speaking about his upcoming releases, the actor told the daily, "The success of both "Phata Poster" and "Rambo Rajkumar" is vital to my career. I need to be out there, and I need the audience to watch my films and appreciate them. I've enjoyed doing both these films and I hope that people will respond positively."

Directed by Rajkumar Santoshi, "Phata Poster Nikla Hero" is slated to hit screens on 23 August.