Buzz of Salman Khan splitting with alleged ladylove Iulia Vantur have died down after the Romanian actress was spotted at Helen's 78th birthday bash earlier this week.
Iulia, who had returned to her home country three months ago just as her visa was about to expire, subtly announced her arrival in Mumbai with an Instagram post. It was primarily a snap of a hot cuppa, but a city autorickshaw in the background was a give-away.
Sources say Iulia personally took care of arrangements for Salim Khan's 81st birthday party at Galaxy Apartments on Thursday.
Salman, along with brothers Arbaaz and Sohail, even organised a special trial of Sholay at a suburban preview theatre. The festivities went on till the wee hours and Iulia was on her toes all night, chatting up guests.
Although Iulia prefers to be by herself, Salman has his men at her service this time, lest she feels uncomfortable with the paparazzi tailing her.
On Friday evening, dressed in a black dress, Iulia stepped out for a drive in one of Bhai's SUVs. She stopped at a quaint coffee shop on Bandstand for a takeaway and then took a long walk by the sea. The driver and a bodyguard kept an eye on her from a distance.
Meanwhile, after weeks of speculation surrounding star actor couple Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh's break-up, the lovers put rumours to test as they walked in together for Isheta Salgaocar's pre-wedding bash hosted by uncle and aunt, Mukesh and Nita Ambani on Thursday night.
Tongues started wagging about their relationship status a few months ago when Deepika got busy with her maiden Hollywood project, xXx: Return of Xander Cage with Vin Diesel and Ranveer was in Paris shooting for Aditya Chopra's directorial venture, Befikre.
Amid heightened speculation of a split, Ranveer started shooting alone for Sanjay Leela Bhansali's costume drama, Padmavati which also features Deepika Padukone and Shahid Kapoor. However, last week, when the actress started her Padmavati schedule with the traditional ghoomar dance number at Mehboob studios, her beau dropped in on the set to be with Dippy, leaving gossip mongers to scratch their heads in confusion.