Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif at Virushka's reception
Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif at Virat Kohi- Anushka Sharma's reception (File photo)Instagram

Speculation was doing the rounds that Ranbir Kapoor is trying to avoid bumping into ex Katrina Kaif at the IPL closing ceremony due to which the latter's shoot timing was changed. However, the latest reports suggest that this was just a rumour and Katrina was supposed to shoot on May 26 only. 

"Katrina Kaif's closing act at IPL was always scheduled to be shot on the 26th of May. The specified date and time was part of the schedule right from the stat. Katrina Kaif has always been a thorough professional and these rumours are just unnecessary and in bad taste," a source clarified to IBT India. 

The rumour of Ranbir avoiding Katrina started after an entertainment portal reported quoting a source. "The makers thought that in the time Ranbir arrives and starts prepping, they would finish shooting with Katrina. However, Ranbir apparently doesn't want to cross paths with his ex and if her shoot is slotted at 1 pm, that is bound to happen. So, the makers have now decided to shoot with Katrina after 10 pm tonight," the source had said. 

Katrina and Ranbir were last seen together in Anurag Basu's Jagga Jasoos. The actors reportedly dated each other for four years and broke up later.

Rumour has it that Ranbir is currently dating Raazi actress Alia Bhatt. The rumoured couple has been seen together in various places and they both arrived together at Sonam Kapoor's wedding reception. The actors have also praised each other in various interviews.

On the professional front, Ranbir is on a really tight schedule as he is busy with a lot of upcoming projects. The actor will be seen in the Sanjay Dutt biopic Sanju and is also shooting for Ayan Mukherji's Brahmastra with Alia.

He is also booked to host the two-hour cricket show Cricket Final Party Toh Banti Hai for IPL closing ceremony on Sunday night. The show is scheduled to air during the Indian Premier League finals. Apart from Ranbir, several Bollywood stars like Salman Khan, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Sonam K Ahuja and others will also be the part of this show.

Katrina Kaif, on the other hand, is all set for her upcoming film Thugs Of Hindostan, also starring Aamir Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, and Fatima Sana Shaikh. The movie is set to release in November 2018. Katrina is also busy with her upcoming film with Shah Rukh Khan and Anushka Sharma, Zero. The film is directed by Anand L. Rai and is set to release in December 2018.