Ranbir, Katrina's holiday photos: The anatomy of leaked pictures

RanbirkatrinabikiniThe exclusive pictures obtained by film magazine, Stardust, of Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif holidaying in Ibiza, Spain, will go down in Bollywood love files history books.
A picture, they say, speaks a thousand words. And when the images are of the paparazzi variety of the country's hottest movie stars in their beachwear, it's sure to make everyone abuzz.

Especially when the lovebirds on holiday haven't really committed to their relationship in print.

The exclusive pictures obtained by film magazine, Stardust, of Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif holidaying in Ibiza, Spain, will go down in Bollywood love files history books.

Even as we hear murmurs that Ranbir Kapoor's parents Rishi and Neetu Kapoor are miffed with their son's private life being splashed all over the internet, for Katrina this can't be so bad. She's been lying low of late.

There are cruel whispers that post Dhoom 3 and Bang Bang, she doesn't have any other film.

Katrina Kaif, Ranbir Kapoor, get cosy in Spain

Tabloid press is waging a Deepika Padukone vs Katrina Kaif proxy war with Deepika clearly enjoying the advantage.

Post the success of Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, the Ranbir-Deepika screen pairing is the talk of the town with filmmakers vying to cash in on their hot quotient.

At this juncture, these pictures with Katrina looking super fit in a bikini (something she's not worn in her films till date) serve a two-fold message it tells the other heroines to back off where her man is concerned and also lets the filmmakers know that she's very much around and what the heck, she's still the Numero Uno actor.

Denials, clarifications or interviews are unnecessary when a snap of a flashbulb can illuminate a point across beautifully. And remember beautiful people make for unforgettable images. In the recent past, there have been four such 'photo ops' which garnered top of the mind awareness and became matter for national debate on some TV channels.

Flashback to Bipasha Basu's close encounter with Portugal footballer Cristiano Ronaldo at the Seven Wonders of the World event in Lisbon.

Think back to Priyanka Chopra's pictures with Shah Rukh Khan, with the couple exiting his office (Firstpost carried the exclusive pictures).

There was another Priyanka Chopra outing that caught a lot of media mileage and that was when she was snapped outside Galaxy Apartments with Salman Khan.

Publicity stunt, picture diplomacy or well orchestrated career strategy? Photos also have a fine print, you just have to know how to read it.

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