Mumbai: When Ranbir Kapoor was on his way to Yash Raj Studios for a screening of Delhi Belly, he probably didn't anticipate that two surprises were awaiting him.

First, he came face-to-face with his ex-girlfriend Deepika Padukone. Second, he was amazed that the special invitees enjoyed his rival's movie so much.

Ranbir had been messaging Imran saying he loved the ‘Bhaag D K Bose’ song and he was looking forward to the movie. So letting their proxy war be forgotten, IK invited RK for the movie.

Guest list

A source says, "Imran was previously in Delhi for the film's promotion. So he told Ranbir that he would invite him for a show as soon as he returned to Mumbai. And since he returned late on Tuesday, he decided to have a screening on Wednesday and invited Ranbir, Karan Johar, Rohan Sippy and some other folks."

However, it seems he had forgotten to tell him that Deepika had been invited too!
So when Ranbir sauntered in with Karan, he was astonished to see that Dippy was there with father, Prakash Padukone and sister Anisha. "But Ranbir was very graceful and he spoke very warmly with her," says a source.

The source adds, "Deepika had flown down from London where she was shooting for Homi Adajania's Cocktail with Saif Ali Khan. She had told Imran that she wanted to see the film. She had got a couple of days off, so she came."

Reaction time

A little while after the screening started, our source reveals that Ranbir was observing how the others were reacting to the onscreen proceedings.

"Maybe he didn't expect people to enjoy the film so much," says our source, adding that when the lights came on at the end of the film, Ranbir's expression was one of shock and awe."So much so that some people present were even sniggering among themselves that suddenly, Ranbir wasn't able to handle the competition," states our informer.

However, the actor was quick to regain his composure as he stepped out of the auditorium.