April 28, 2009

She?s supposedly your best friend, but her matter-of-fact statements simply sting you. She spouts ?words of wisdom? on how your fashion sense is so mediocre, how those stilettos look ugly on your fat feet and how your well-endowed figure spills out of that little black dress. Wondering how does that make her your best friend?

Welcome to reality, she?s your frenemy ? an enemy in disguise of a friend who actually prides in making you feel horrible about yourself. In fact, at one point it hurts you so bad that you actually part ways - ergo, not on a very good note!

Recently, Hollwood actress and mother of two Gwyneth Paltrow described her own experience with a frenemy on her site. Speculations were rife that it was fellow actress and kleptomaniac Winona Ryder who was being referred to.

Here’s a look at famous friends-turned-foes in Bollywood:

(1) Kareena Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra

Once upon a time, they were the best of friends. They simply couldn?t get enough of each other. Bebo and Piggy chops, as they are known in the film fraternity, revelled in their friendship that kicked off when they were filming a Pepsi commercial.

But disaster struck when the two were pitted against each other in Aitraaz. Piggy chops won accolades and awards alike for her vamp act. That didn?t go down well with Madame Kapoor. To make matters worse, Priyanka?s sexy act in Aaj ki raat overshadowed Kareena?s sultry cameo in Don?s Yeh Mera Dil.

When Karan Johar asked the light-eyed beauty what she felt about Piggy chops, the latter simply refused to acknowledge her presence in the film industry. Seems like old wounds don?t heal soon!

2) Rani Mukerji and Preity Zinta

Onscreen, they were the best of buddies. This friendship was evident off screen too. But one fine day their friendly relationship went kaput, just like that. The two were apparently very uncomfortable while sharing screen space in Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna.

Though the effervescent Zinta refused to comment on their long-lost friendship, Rani confessed on Koffee with Karan that they are friends no more!

3) Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Rani Mukerji

It was the war between the queen of hearts and the queen of the masses. Rani Mukerji and Aishwarya Rai were bosom buddies. The story goes that Rani fondly called Ash, Ashuma.

But all that went down the drain when Salman Khan came into the picture. Everyone knows that Ash was the first choice for Shah Rukh Khan starrer Chalte Chalte. She had already started shooting for it. But one day Salman stormed into the film?s sets and created a ruckus, thanks to his fiery temper.

Ash had to bear the brunt and she was immediately replaced by Rani, one of her best friends. That spelt doom for the friendship.

The rivalry just grew severe when Abhishek Bachchan shared a sizzling chemistry with Rani in Yuva and Bunty aur Babli. It made Ash go green with envy and issue a warning to Bachchan jr to maintain a safe distance from the husky beauty. Talk about someone being insecure!

And so friends turned enemys… do you have a similar story to tell about your gal pals? If yes, leave us a comment and let us know.