Mumbai (JPN): Bollywood actor Ranbir Kapoor has a knack of keeping his slate clean after the end of a relationship, so much so that he ends up being close friends with his ex-girlfriends' current love-interest.

Take Siddharth Mallya. Ranbir Kapoor and Mallya are apparently very fond of one another's company and meet without any sense of being awkward with each other.

Although Mallya is now dating Ranbir's ex, actor Deepika Padukone, the two are absolutely comfortable with each other and enjoy one another's company.

Says a source, "Ranbir may not have too many  close friends, but he thinks Siddharth is a really chilled-out guy. They're both into gizmos and cars and they enjoy the same sports."

What's interesting is that this isn't the first time Kapoor has befriended his ex girlfriend's current flame. He did the same with Imran Khan, who recently married Avantika Malik, who Ranbir Kapoor was with for a while. Now Ranbir and Imran are good friends.

In fact, Ranbir Kapoor wanted to attend Imran and Malik's wedding in January. Says a source, "Ranbir was  shooting in Dharamsala  on the  day of the Imran-Avantika wedding but he made every effort to make it for the occasion. There's absolutely no ill-will between Ranbir and Imran over what happened in the past."

"It's uncannily similar to the situation that Siddharth Anand created for Ranbir Kapoor's character in the film Bachna Ae Haseenon, where the actor  attends a wedding, bringing the girl he once deserted and her husband together."

Courtest: Mid Day